The Australian National Maritime Museum, with the Australian Association for Maritime History have opened nominations for two maritime history prizes.n
The major prize is named in honour of the late Professor Frank Broeze (1945–2001) of the University of Western Australia, who has been called the pre-eminentn maritime historian of his generation. Professor Broeze was a founding member of the Australian Association for Maritime History, inaugural editor ofn its scholarly journal The Great Circle, and introduced Australia’s first university course on maritime history. He was the author of manyn works on Australian maritime history, including the landmark Island Nation (1997), helping to redefine the field in broader terms tan ships,n sailors and sea power. He reached into economic, business, social and urban histories to make maritime history truly multidisciplinary.
The 2017 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Prize of $4,000n
To be awarded for a book treating any aspect of maritime history relating to or affecting Australia, written or co-authored by an Australian citizenn or permanent resident, and published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. The book should be published in Australia, although titles writtenn by Australian authors but published overseas may be considered at the discretion of the judges. The prize is open to Australian authors or co-authorsn of a book-length monograph or compilation of their own works. Edited collections of essays by multiple contributors are not eligible.
The Australian Community Maritime History Prize of $1,000 n
To be awarded to a regional or local museum or historical society for a publication (book, booklet, educational resource kit, DVD or other media) relatingn to an aspect of maritime history of that region or community, and published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. The winner will also receiven a year’s subscription to the Australian Association for Maritime History.
For instructions on how to nominate and information on the judging process,nplease see:n