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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,


Entries for 2017 are now open and the theme is 'A Tough Life'.  Further details of the 2017 competition and the entry form can be found here

Entries are accepted until midnight on 31 May each year, with the winner announced in the September issue of Descent and on the website. All entries are loaded to our website and remain online until at least June the following year and become part of the Society's permanent collection.


The winner of the 2016 Croker Prize for Biography was Christine Collins, and her essay Dan's Legacy was published in the September issue of Descent and is reproduced below.  There were 25 entries and all are able to be downloaded individually by following the links below, or you can download one composite file here.