History of the University nominated for Premier's Award

9 November 2012

'Sydney: The Making of a Public University' by Julia Horne.
'Sydney: The Making of a Public University' by Julia Horne.

A book about the history of the University of Sydney has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award in the Community and Regional History Prize category.

Sydney: The Making of a Public University (Miegunyah Press) by University of Sydney researchers Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington, examines the University's evolving role as a public institution since it was founded in 1852.

The book tells a tale of how Australian public institutions have evolved in the last 160 year and traverses the different views of what 'public' meant in the history of NSW. Philanthropy at the University serves as an excellent example.

Also on the shortlist in the Australian History category is Mark McKenna's An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark (Melbourne University Press), which has already won the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary award.

The winners will be announced on 30 November, 2012.

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