2022 – Amy Remeikis – The politics of civility
2021 – Professor Megan Davis – The promise of the Uluru Statement from the Heart: The past, the present and the future of First Nations Australia
2020 – Professor Jenny Hocking – The Palace Letters
2018 Clare Wright – You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world.
2016 Drusilla Modjeska – Telling Stories
2014 Bill Gammage – The Future Makers
2012 Mark McKenna – Rethinking the Republic If Australia for the 21st Century
2011 Jackie French – History as Cliche’
2010 Maggie Beer – Domestic Harvest
2009 David Headon – Tomatoes, Melbourne Cups and Mark Twain: Sport and the Arts in Australia
2008 Kim Rubenstein – From Suffrage to Citizenship: A Republic of Equals
2007 Eva Sallis – Australian Dream, Australian Nightmare: Some thoughts on Multiculturalism and Racism.
2006 Anna Rubbo – Making Poverty History
2005 Gay Bilson
2004 Catharine Lumby – The Role of Intellectuals in Public Debate
2003 Katerina Clark – Women, History, Science and Ethics: Identity in Diaspora. A Case Study of the Refugees from Fascism in the 1930s.
2002 Anna Clark – Heritage and Responsibility