Mayoral History Prize

Mayoral History Prize

First awarded in 2008, the prize aims to encourage an interest in the rich and diverse history of Blacktown City.

Year Winner Entry
2020 - Adult winner Carol Horne Bushrangers of Doonside, Bungarribee, Eastern Creek, Rooty Hill, Prospect, Seven Hills and Blacktown(PDF, 1MB)
2020 - Adult highly commended Panayiotis Diamadis Mavropole: The Hellenic story of the Blacktown City district(PDF, 3MB)
2019 - Adult winner (tie) John Horne

Les Tod
Bungarribee Hub and Bungarribee(PDF, 10MB)

The Fox Under the Hill: Myths and Mysteries(PDF, 3MB)
2019 - Years 10-12 winner Ishnoor Boparai Blacktown's Sociocultural Evolution(PDF, 405KB)
2018 – Adult winner (tie) John Horne

Carol Horne
Come fly with me(PDF, 13MB)

Families of Doonside(PDF, 5MB)
2018 – Adult highly commended Les Todd

Pamela Smith
Prospect Reservoir work camp(PDF, 1MB)

A mystery solved, Mount Carmel Hospital(PDF, 2MB)
2018 – Years 7-9 winner Ishnoor Boparai Blacktown's cultural evolution(PDF, 316KB)
2017 – Adult winner Jennifer Stephenson The Blacktown Tragedy, 30 July 1888(PDF, 88KB)
2017 – Adult highly commended Lyn Tod A brief history of Blacktown Arts and Craft Group(PDF, 2MB)
2017 – Year 10-12 Carolyn Sanaty A short history of Mt Druitt Hall (Loyola Senior High School)(PDF, 258KB)
2016 – Adult joint winner Pamela Smith Grantham Heritage Parkland: a history of ownership 1819-1917 71 Seven Hills Road South, Seven Hills(PDF, 2MB)
2016 – Adult joint winner Les Tod Rooty Hill School of Arts: history and humility(PDF, 1MB)
2016 – 16 years and younger winner Britany Sanchez and Ebonie Galea History of Blacktown (Loyola Senior High School)(PDF, 887KB)
2015 – Adult winner Pamela Smith Horse Breeding in Blacktown & adjacent areas:  a forgotten history(PDF, 1MB)
2015 – 16 years and younger winner Dikasya Loka Blacktown City Council history (Loyola Senior High School)(PDF, 308KB) 
2014 – Adult winner Les Tod Blacktown CBD: an historical perspective(PDF, 6MB)
2013 – Adult winner Les Tod A Humble little hall:  the Prospect School of Arts(PDF, 3MB)
2012 – Adult winner Lyn and Les Tod Flushcombe and Flushcombe Turrets: a Blacktown tragedy(PDF, 1013KB)
2011 – 16 years and younger winner Joseph O’Reilly Kings Langley Hockey Club: a personal story
2010 – Adult joint winner  Karen Smith Images and documentation of a live multimedia presentation performed by Karen Smith titled Walking in Country: Yarns, songs and images celebrating the history of the Darug people
2010 – Adult joint winner Leanne Tobin Original artworks and documentation of the stories of Maria Locke, Colebee and Nurragingy and the land grants in 1816 at Black Town
2009 – Adult winner   No Prize Awarded
2008 – Adult winner Jack Brook The Seven Hills: A village divided: a suburb united.