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The Colin Roderick Award is presented annually by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at Queensland's James Cook University for "the best book published in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian life".[1] It was first presented in 1967 and has a prize of A$20,000. Starting in 1980, the H. T. Priestley Memorial Medal has also been bestowed upon the award winner.

The Award was founded by Professor Colin Roderick, an Australian "writer, editor, academic and educator".[2]

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  1. ^ "Awards". James Cook University. Archived from the original on 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
  2. ^ Colin Roderick, Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ "'On the Java Ridge' wins 2018 Colin Roderick Award | Books+Publishing". Retrieved 2018-11-07.

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