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Manning Clark House Inc (MCH) is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote, encourage and nurture the production and communication (especially but not only) of Australian history and literature, the literature of Australian history, and of visual and performing art works; and to promote and encourage vigorous discussion and debate in Australian society on issues of public importance and in all areas of scholarly interest.


The Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry

The inaugural Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry will be awarded in 2015 by Manning Clark House to an Australian poet writing in any style. Submissions must be the entrant’s own work, must be unpublished and must have been completed no earlier than 12 months before the closing date.

Prize: The winning entrant will receive a one month writing residency and reading at Manning Clark House in Canberra and AUD$1000. Highly commended poets will be offered public readings in the annual MCH poetry series.

Judges: In 2015 the judges are Kathy Kituai, Geoff Page and Alan Gould.

Please click here to access the application form.



The MCH Human Rights Photography Prize is a national competition promoting contemporary human rights photography. Manning Clark House invites entries of photographs that seek to advance the health and well-being of other people. Please click here to download the flier/application form.


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Membership of Manning Clark House


Members of Manning Clark House play a very important part in supporting, guiding and implementing the organisation’s program of activities through subscriptions, attendance and feedback at events and election to the Committee.

Click here to open the Membership Application form (Word doc)


Our humanitarian duty to the Yazidis

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Iraq and an urgent call for help is being made to Australians by Manning Clark House in Canberra. The United Nations estimates that more than half a million Yazidi and Christian refugees have fled the crisis at Mount Sinjar to seek refuge in Kurdistan’s capital. 

Click here to download the rest of the document prepared by Judith Crispin and Vicken Babkenian, Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


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Dr Karey Harrison. Click here for the link to the Vimeo presentation on End of Growth and Liberal Democracy.

Mark Lewis Weekend of Ideas address being played on ABC1. Click here please.

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Anthony Lawrence Poetry

Click here then here for You Tube clips of Anthony’s recent poetry reading at the House.