Rolf Boldrewood


Now in their 10th year, these awards honour Rolf Boldrewood, the pen name of Thomas Browne, who during his time as police magistrate in Dubbo wrote Robbery Under Arms, one of the first major Australian novels. The competition aims to foster the writing of prose and poetry with an Australian content. 


2016 Winners


First prize
Fitzy's Complaint by Roger Vickery (PDF 291.4KB)

Second prize
Liang Xiao by Paul White (PDF 280KB)

Highly commended

Battle of the Stockyards by Carmel Lillis

Second-Hand Light by Kat Pekin

Movement at the Station by J.S. Scholz

Epiphany by Val Clark

Badgengandah Bridge by Garry Hurle



First prize
Drought and Flood by Mark Miller (PDF 32.1KB)

Second prize
Triptych: In the Marine Light by Mark Miller (PDF 29.4KB)

Highly commended

Angela by Leonie Parker

The Interchange by Jenny Blackford

Beneath the Stars of Mother Country by Sue Grocke

A Terrible Dream by Tom McIlveen



Does my entry need to be double-spaced? - No, double-spacing is not required.
How many times can I enter? - Applicants may enter as many times as they like provided each entry is accompanied with an entry fee and entry form.