In 2014 the Society established the annual Croker Prize for Biography in memory of our generous Benefactors Colin and Loas Croker.
From 2016 one prize is awarded annually, Details of the current competition and the entry form are available here
Entries remain on the website for the current and previous year and are then transferred to the Society's digital archive system, where they will be found through the MIDAS catalogue.
You'll find entries for previous years here
2018 - 'A life-changing experience' - Winner Patricia Smith - 'A double-edged sword'
2017 - 'A Tough Life' - Winner Kim Hatherly - A Boy from Shoreditch'
2016 - 'The Ancestor I most admire is ... ' - Winner Christine Collins - Dan's Legacy
2015 - 'My immigrant's story' - Winner Bob Wright - Granny Greenhalgh (2015 Board Prize & 2015 Members' Choice Prize)
2014 - 'The blackest sheep in my family's flock was ...'
Winner Members's Choice Category - Bob Wright - Old Brine: Terror of the Richmond River (Brian O'Neil)
Winner Board Category - Elizabeth Adams - Sailing Uncharted Waters - the wreck of Master Mariner William
You can read each of the 2019 entries by clicking on the hyperlink below. The 2019 winner is Wendy Pryorfor The Indomitable Miss Jane Skillicorn, while Jim Fleming was given a Highly Commended Award for his entry 'A Noble Harvest'
|1901||A Pioneering Woman|
|1902||An Answered Call|
|1903||Newtown's Noble Woman|
|1904||The Digger's Daughter|
|1905||A Woman Appreciated|
|1906||The Indomitable Miss Jane Skillicorn - Winner|
|1908||A Noble Harvest - Highly Commended|
|1910||Elva Edith Morison|