John Oxley Library Award
As Australia’s leading library of Queensland's documentary heritage, the John Oxley Library plays a vital role in the development and communication of Queensland memory.
The John Oxley Library Award recognises an individual who had made an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland history. The Award is granted annually to promote the value of historical knowledge and its role in shaping Queenslanders' understanding of themselves and each other.
The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize.
The achievement being recognised may relate to any aspect of Queensland's social, political, economic and cultural life; and may take any form, occurring in any context, and extending over any period of time.
2013 John Oxley Library Award recipient
This year the Award went to author and journalist Matthew Condon for Three Crooked Kings, his recent investigative work into corruption in the era of former Police Commissioner Terry Lewis. Matthew was also awarded in recognition of his ongoing contributions to the telling of Queensland stories both past and present, and his committment to bringing pertinent issues to the forefront of our state's social consciousness.