AustLit logo
The Sydney Morning Herald Literary Competition
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


1956 winner (Prize for poetry) (title poem) y separately published work icon The Dogman and Other Poems Robert Clark , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1962 Z152286 1962 selected work poetry
1956 winner (Novels Section) y separately published work icon The Middle Way John McGhee , London : Robert Hale , 1959 Z340705 1959 single work novel
1948 winner y separately published work icon High Valley Charmian Clift , George Johnston , Sydney London : Angus and Robertson , 1949 Z829434 1949 single work novel Prize of 2,000 pounds.
1947 winner Last Night Ashore G. M. Glaskin , 1962 single work short story
— Appears in: A Small Selection of Short Stories 1962;
1947 winner (War Novel) The Winds Are Still John Hetherington , 1947 single work novel war literature
1947 winner (Poetry) Matrix i "The soul's country is the last adventure", Raemonde Alain , 1948 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 9 no. 1 1948; (p. 28-32)
1946 winner (Poetry) The Ship of Ice Rosemary Dobson , 1946 single work drama poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 February 1947; (p. 11) The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 February 1947; (p. 9) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 March 1947; (p. 11) Collected Poems 1991; (p. 39-51)
1946 winner y separately published work icon The Harp in the South Ruth Park , 1947 Z1326724 1947 single work novel (taught in 2 units)
— Appears in: The Harp in the South Trilogy 1987;

— Appears in: Great Australian Writers : Miles Franklin, Henry Handel Richardson, Mrs Aeneas Gunn, Ruth Park 1987; (p. 513-698)

'Amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of inner-city Surry Hills, money is scarce and life is not easy. Crammed together within the thin walls of Twelve-and-a-Half Plymouth Street are the Darcy family: Mumma, loving and softhearted; Hughie, her drunken husband; pipe-smoking Grandma; Roie, suffering torments over her bitter-sweet first love; while her younger sister Dolour learns about life the hard way.' (Book description from publisher's website.)