As announced at our AGM in Christchurch, the judges commended the original approach and high quality of all submissions. Their final decision was to award the prize to:
Mark Finnane & Andy Kaladelfos ‘Race and Justice in and Australian Court: Prosecuting Homicide in Western Australia 1830-1954’. Australian Historical Studies, 47, 2016.
Congratulations to Mark and Andy for a work which was praised as
elegantly conceived, clearly argued and supported with graphical presentation of data, the authors make a significant contribution to the understanding of the administration of criminal justice in Western Australia spanning over 100 years from early settlement.