Two AUP books shortlisted for the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize

The 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for History is awarded annually to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation published in the previous year.

This prize is proudly supported by the History Program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne.

The judges are: Dr Lisa Ford, Associate Professor in History, Deputy Head of School Learning and Teaching, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales and Chris Hilliard, Professor of Modern British History, Chair, Department of History, The University of Sydney in consultation with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

The winner will be announced following the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture in history on Thursday 19 April. Here is the shortlist: 

Michael Belgrave, Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885(Auckland University Press)

Shaunnagh Dorsett, Juridical Encounters: Māori and the Colonial Courts, 1840-1852(Auckland University Press)

Tim Rowse, Indigenous and Other Australians since 1901 (NewSouth)

Paul Irish, Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney (NewSouth)


Congratulations to all of the short-listed authors.

For more information on the prize, visit the Ernest Scott Prize web page.