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1979

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Children's Book A. Oliver and D. Goodsir 1979 Gould League Book of Australian Birds Golden Press
Best Historical Book P. Stanbury 1979 Australia's Animals: Who discovered them? Macleay Museum, Sudney
Best Textbook H. Recher, D. Lunney, I. Dunn (eds) 1979 A Natural Legacy: Ecology on Australia Pergamon Press
Most Original Book The Garden Jungle 1979 D. Clyne William Collins
Best Illustrated Rare and Vanishing Australian Birds 1979 P. Slater Rigby

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1980

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Field Guide B.J. Smith and R.C. Kershaw 1980 Field Guide to the Non-marine Molluscs of South Eastern Australia Australian National University Press, Canberra
Best Book on Natural History R. Russell, illus. K. Russell 1980 Spotlight on Possums Queensland Univ. Press, Brisbane
Best Children's Book K. Niland 1980 Feathers, Fur and Frills Hodder and Stoughton
Best Zoological History Book R. Strahan 1980 Rare and Curious Specimens Australian Museum, Sydeny
Best Illustrated Book J.H. Prince 1980 Neville Cayley: His Royal Zoological Society of NSW Collection of Parrots and Cockatoos of Australia A.H. & A.W. Reed, Sydney
Special Award for a significant contribution to the Zoological literature of Papua New Guinea J.I. Menzies and E. Dennis 1980 Handbook of New Guinea Rodents Wau Ecology Institute, Wau, PNG

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1981

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
An Outstanding Publication J. Forshaw, illus. W. Cooper   Australian Parrots Landsowne Press
Best Field Guide G. Pizzey   A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia William Collins
Best Children's Book J. Epstein   The Friends of Burramys Oxford Univ. Press, Melbourne
Best Environmental Book for Children H. Butler, illus. A. Oliver   Looking at the Wild Hodder adn Stoughton
Best Illustrated Book T. Kloot and E. McCulloch, illus. by P. Trusler   Birds of Australian Gardens Rigby, Sydney
Best Limited Edition R. Schodde and I. Mason, illus. J. Boot   Nocturnal Birds of Australia Landsowne Press

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1982

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Textbook I. Hume   Digestive Physiology and Nutrition of Marsupials  
Best Illustrated I. Bennett   The Great Barrier Reef Landsdowne
Best Limited Edition     The Fairy Wrens  
Book of Special Merit H.S. Gray   Christmas Island - Naturally  
Best Children's Book Series D. Clyne   Nature City series  
Commended T. Oliver and D. Goodsir   The Gould League Book of Australian Mammals The Gould League of NSW & Golden Press

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1983

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Animal Guide P.C. Hely, G. Pasfield and J.G. Gellatley   Insect Pests of Fruit and Vegetables in NSW Inkata Press, Melbourne
Best Illustrated A. Fox (text), S. Parish (photography)   Of Birds and Billabongs Rigby
Best Children's Book P. Sloan and R. Latham   Australian Animals (eight part series) Methuen Australia
Best Animal Conservation Book R. Breckwoldt   Wildlife in the Home Paddock Angus and Robertson, Sydney
Commended P.V. Rich and E.M. Thompson (eds)   The Fossil Vertebrate Record of Australia Monash University Offset Printing Unit
Commended S. Quirk (ed.), P. Schouten (illus.)   Prehistoric Animals of Australia Australian Museum, Sydney

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1984

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Textbook M. Archer and G. Hickey (eds)   Vertebrate Zoogeography and Evolution in Australasia (Animals in Space and Time) Hesperian Press, Freemantle, WA
Best Field Guide B. Triggs   Mammal Tracks and Signs Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Best Historical Book C.M. Finney   To Sail Beyond the Sunset Rigby
Best Illustrated D. Hollands   Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of Australia Nelson
Best Children's Book P. Murray   Australia's Prehistoric Animals Methuen
Commended J.R. Merrick and G.E. Schmida   Australian Freshwater Fish J.R. Merrick
Commended J. King   Seals of the World University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld

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1985

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Textbook A.K. Lee and A. Cockburn   Evolutionary Ecology of Marsupials Cambridge University Press, Melbourne
Best Illustrated Gunther Schmida   The Cold-blooded Australians Doubleday
Best Historical J.M. Dixon and L. Huxley (eds)   Donald Thompson's Mammals and Fishes of Northern Australia Nelson
Best Biography J. Mulvaney and J. Calaby   Biography of Baldwin Spencer Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic.
Best Edited Symposium G. Grigg, R. Shine and H. Ehmann (eds)   The Biology of Frogs and Reptiles Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Children's Book Kerry Argent   Sebastian Lives in a Hat Omnibus Books
Commended National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife   The Waterbirds of Australia Angus and Robertson
Commended M. Archer, T. Flannery and G. Grigg   The Kangaroo Kevin Weldon
Commended (Children's) Catherine Palin   A Bat Came to Stay Calyx Press

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1986

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Text Book P. De Deckker and W.D. Williams (eds)   Limnology in Australia CSIRO and Dr W. Junk
Best History P. Mather (ed.)   A time for A Museum: The History of the Queensland Museum 1926-1986 Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Best Reference T.R. Lindsey   The Seabirds of Australia Angus and Robertson, Sydney
Best Illustrated F. Baverstock   Fraser Island/Sands of Time ABC Enterprises, Sydney
Best Edited Symposium A. Keast, H.F. Recher, H. Ford and D. Saunders (eds)   Birds of Eucalypt Forest and Woodland Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Children's Book B. Mackness   The Arrow Book of Backyard Creatures Ashton Scholastic
Best Children's Series P. Sloan and R. Latham   Australian Animals Methuen
Best Children's Fiction K. Scholes   The Boy and the Whale Penguin
Best Children's Magazine     Eyespy Ashton Scholastic

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1987

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Textbook H. Tyndale-Biscoe and M. Renfree   Reproductive Physiology of Marsupials Cambridge University Press
Best History R. Raymond   Starfish Wars Macmillan Australia
Best Reference J.H. Pringle   Shorebirds of Australia: National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife Angus and Robertson, Sydney
Best Field Guide P. Slater, P. Slater and R. Slater   The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds Landsdowne-Rigby
Best Prehistory B. Mackness   Prehistoric Australia Golden Press
Best Periodical F. Doig (ed.)   Australian Natural History Australian Museum, Sydney
Best Limited Edition H.J. Aslin and M.J. Smith   Marsupials of Australia Landsdowne-Rigby
Best Children's Book C. Creagh and K. Atkinson   Animal Tracks Methuen Australia
Best Children's Illustrated F. Haddon (text), T. Oliver (illus.)   Living Australia Hodder and Stoughton Austalia
Best Children's Series P. Reilly (text), W. Roland (illus.)   The Emu that Walks Towards Ran, The Lyrebord that is Always too busy to Dance, The Kookaburra that helps at the Nest Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Commended G. Caughley, N. Shepherd and J. Short (eds)   Kangaroos Cambridge University Press
Commended L.Marsh and S. Slack-Smith   Sea Stingers Western Australian Museum, Perth
Commended J. Cann   Snakes Alive Kangaroo Press

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1988

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Children's Book B. Brooker   Mundara Univ. of WA Press
Best Periodical Series F. Doig   Australian Natural History Australian Musuem, Sydney
Best Symposium Proceedings M. Archer (ed.)   Possums and Oppossums: Studies in Evolution Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Illustrated Book W. Boles   The Robins and Flycatchers of Australia Angus & Robertson, Sydney
Best Text I. Bennett   W.J. Dakin's Australian Seashores Angus & Robertson, Sydney
Excellence in Underwater Marine Photography N. Coleman   Australian Sea Life South of 30 degrees S Transworld Publishers
Best Reference D. Underhill   Australia's Dangerous Creatures Reader's Digest, Sydney
Highly Commended G. Webb, S. Manolis, P. Whitehead   Wildlife Management: Crocodiles and Alligators Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Highly Commended W. Emison, C. Beardsell, F. Norman, R. Loyn   Atlas of Victorian Birds Dept. of Conservation. Forest and Lands, Victoria/RAOU

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1989

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Reference Book R. Breckwoldt   A Very Elegant Animal - The Dingo Angus and Robertson
Best Children's Book T. Catterwell   Aldita and the Forest Houghton Mifflin
Best Issue of a Zoological Periodical Fiona Doig and Georgina Hickey (eds)   Australian Natural History, Vol. 22 Issue 12 Australian Museum
Best Field Guide Graeme Gow   Graeme Gow's Complete Guide to Australian Snakes Angus and Robertson
Best Zoological Photo-essay Eleanor Stoddart   The Australian Echidna Houghton Mifflin
Best Educational Series B. Bird and J. Short   An Introduction to Insects and Crocodilians Martin Educational
Commended Graham Pizzey   A Garden of Birds Viking O'Neil
Commended A. Lee and R. Martin   The Koala - A Natural History University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW

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1990

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Zoological Handbook T.F. Flannery   Mammals of New Guinea E.J. Brill/Robert Brown and Associates
Best Animal Biology Text G. Webb and C. Manolis   Graham Webb's Crocodiles of Australia Reed Books, Chatswood, NSW
Best Natural History Periodical F. Doig and G. Hickey (eds)   Australian Natural History Australian Museum, Sydney
Best Symposium Proceedings G. Grigg, I. Hume and P. Jarman (eds)   Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroos Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Junior Series E. Stoddart   Austrlaian Junior Field Guides Weldon Publishing
Commendation D. Lunney, C.A. Urquhart and P. Reed   Koala Summit: Managing Koalas in New South Wales New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville, NSW

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1991

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Field Guide G. Swan 1990 A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales Three Sisters Publications, Winmalee, NSW
Best Illustrated Book M. Morcombe 1990 Australian Birds in the Wilderness Child and Associates Publishing, Frenchs Forest, NSW
Best Zoological Handbook S. Marchant and P.J. Higgins (eds) 1990 Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antartic Birds. Vol 1. Ratites to Ducks, Parts A and B Oxford Univ. Press, Melbourne
Best Zoological Periodical F. Doig (ed.) 1990-1991 Australian Natural History Australian Museum, Sydney
Best Children's Book P. Reynolds 1990 Tom's Friend Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
Best Children's Educational Series H.F. Recher 1991 Australian Musuem's Young Naturalist Series: Exploring Nature in Forests Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
C. Smithers 1991 Australian Musuem's Young Naturalist Series: Exploring Nature in Towns and Cities Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
N. Tait and R. Stutchbury 1991 Australian Musuem's Young Naturalist Series: Exploring Nature in Lakes, Rivers & Creeks Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
P. van Oosterzee adn S.R. Morton 1991 Australian Musuem's Young Naturalist Series: Exploring Nature in the Deserts Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
Best Illustrated Children's Book T. Oktober 1991 Bush Song Hooder and Stoughton, Rydalmere, NSW
Highly Commended I. Hutton 1991 Birds of Lord Howe Island. Past and Present Published by hte author
Highly Commended W. Longmore 1991 Honeteaters and their Allies of Australia Collins/Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW

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1992

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Zoological Handbook R. Shine 1991 Australian Snakes: A Natural History Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
Best Zoological History Book G. Monteith 1991 The Butterfly Man of Kuranda, Frederick Parkhurst Dodd Queensland Museum, Brisbane
Best Field Guide P. Horner 1992 Skinks of the Northern Territory Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, Darwin
Best Paleontology Book M. Archer, S.J. Hand and H. Godthelp 1991 Riversleigh: The Story of Animals in Ancient Rainforests of Inland Australia Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
Best Illustrated Book D. Holland 1991 Birds of the Night. Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars of Australia Reed Books, Balgowlah, NSW
Best Zoological Periodical F. Doig and G. Hickey (eds) 1991-92 Australian Natural History Australian Museum, Sydney
Best Children's Educational Series P. Reilly (text), W. Rolland (illus.) 1989-1992 Picture Roo Books Series Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Commended N.L. McKenzie, R.B. Johnston and P.R. Kendrick (eds) 1991 Kimberley Rainforests of Australia Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Commended K.F. Kenneally and N.L. McKenzie 1991 Companion to Kimberley Rainforests Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW

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1993

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Field Guide D.G. Fautin and G.R. Allen 1992 Field Guide to the Anemonefishes and their Host Sea Anemones Western Australian Museum, Perth
Best Zoological History Book D. Tunbridge 1991 The Story of the Flinders Ranges Mammals Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Best Reference Book P. Mather and I. Bennett 1993 Coral Reef Handbook: A guide to the Geology, Flora and Fauna of the Great Barrier Reef Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Zoological Periodical F. Doig, G. Hickey and J. Saunders (eds) 1992-93 Australian Natural History Australian Museum Trust, Sydney
Best Children's Educational Books D. Clyne 1992 Catch Me if You Can, and Cicada Sing Song Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW
Best Illustrated Children's Book T. Oktober 1992 Bush Walk Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney
Commended G. Wilson, N. Dexter, P. O'Brien and M. Bomford 1992 Pest Animals in Australia: A Survey of Introduced Wild Animals Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW and Bureau of Rural Resources, Canberra
Commended J. Morris and L. Tracey 1992 Australian Bats Greater Glider Productions, Maleny, Qld

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1994

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Handbook S Marchant and P.J. Higgins (eds) 1993 Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds, Vol. 2: Raptors to Plovers Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Best Faunal Review C. GLasby, G. Ross and P. Beesley (eds) 1993 Fauna of Australia, Vol 2A: Amphibia and Reptilia Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra
Best Field Guide M. Robinson 1993 A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia from Port Augusta to Fraser Island including Tasmania Australian Museum/Reed
Best Introductory Natural History A..J. Underwood and M.G. Chapman 1993 Seashores: A Beachcomber's Guide University of NSW Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Children's Book J. Bruce (text), J. Wade (illus.) 1993 Austranimals Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Best Illustrated Children's Book (Paintings) J. Morris and L. Tracey 1993 Australian Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars Greater Glider Productions, Maleny, Qld
Best Illustrated Children's Book (Photographs) K. Atkinson 1993 Life in a Rotten Log Little Ark Books, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW

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1995

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Testbook B. Knox, P. Ladiges and B. Evans (eds) 1994 Biology McGraw-Hill, Sydney
Best Monograph Series W.W.K. Houston, Executive Editor   Zoological Catalogue of Australia CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic
Note: Earlier vols. published by Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra
Best Individual Monograph Series I.F.B. Common (ed.)   Oecophorine Genera of Australia. I. The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae). o of Australian Lepidoptera, Vol. 3 CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.
Best Natural History (Joint Winner) L. Corbett   The Dingo in Australia and Asia University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Natural History (Joint Winner) B. Simon-Brunet   The Silken Web: A Natural History of Australian Spiders Reed Books, Sydney
Best Popular Natural History (Joint Winner) P. Conder   With Wings on their Fingers Angus and Robertson, Sydney
Best Popular Natural History (Joint Winner) G. Taylor   Whale Sharks:The Giants of Ningaloo Reef Angus and Robertson, Sydney
Best Conservation Biology Textbook C. Moritz and J. Kikkawa (eds)   Conservation Biology in Australia and Oceania Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Conservation Biology Series L.C. Llewellyn (ed.)   Species Management Report Series NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville, NSW
Best Children's Book Guundie and G. Kuchling   Yakkin the Swamp Tortoise: The Most Dangerous Year Chelonia Enterprises
Commended T.F. Flannery 1995 Mammals of the South-west Pacific and Moluccan Islands Reed Books, Chatswood, NSW

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1996

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best National Natural History R. Strahan (ed.)   The Mammals of Australia Reed Books, Chatswood, NSW
Best Regional Natural History P. Menkhorst (ed.)   Mammals of Victoria Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Best Popular Zoology P. Olsen   Australian Birds of Prey University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Field Guide P. Zborowski and R. Storey   A Field Guide to Insects of Australia Reed Books, Chatswood, NSW
Best Symposium Proceedings R.A. Bradstock, T.D. Auld, D.A. Keith, R.T. Kingsford, D. Lunney and D.P. Sivertsen 1997 Conserving Biodiversity: Threats and Solutions Suurey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Zoological Illustrations D.T. Anderson   Atlas of Invertebrate Anatomy University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Animal Care Manual B. Smith   Caring for Possums Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Best Children's Book T. Oktober   Bushfire Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney
Best Practical Zoology K. Casey   Attracting Frogs to Your Garden Kimberly Publications

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1997

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Historical Zoology P. van Oosterzee   Where World's Collide Reed Books
Best Zoological Whimsy R. Strahan and P. Conder   The Incomplete Book of Australian Mammals Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW
Best Checklist E.S. Heilsen and E.D. Edwards (eds)   Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Mongraphs on Australian Lepidoptera, Vol. 4 CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic
Best Conference Proceedings S. Stephens and S. Maxwell   Back From the Brink Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Conservation Biology D. Lindenmayer   Wildlife and Woodchips University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best General Zoology G.J. Edgar   Australian Marine Life Reed Books
Best Invertebrate Zoology D. Rentz   Grasshopper Country University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Children's Book J. Morris and D. Dye   The Wombat Who Taked to the Stars Greater Glider Productions, Maleny, Qld
Best Children's Series New South Wales Boards of Studies   Big Mob Books for Little Fullas: What am I? and Little Flying Fox New South Wales Boards of Studies

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1998

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Field Guide K. Griffiths 1998 Frogs and Reptiles of the Sydney Region University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best Symposium Proceedings M. Hindell and C. Kemper (eds) 1998 Marine Mammal Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Part 1 Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Multi-authored Work N.R. Saunders and L.A. Hinds (eds) 1998 Marsupial Biology: Recent Research, New Perspectives University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, NSW
Best History M.S. Upton 1998 A Rich and Diverse Fauna: The History of the Australian National Insect Collection, 1926-1991 CSIRO Publsihing, Melbourne
Best Illustrated Book P. Slater 1998 Australian Birds Steve Parish Publishing, Fortitude Valley, Qld
Best Lower Primary Book K.M. Toft and A. Sheather 1998 One Less Fish University of Queensland Press, St Lucis, Qld
Best Upper Primary Book T. Oktober 1998 Rainforest Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney
Best Junior Secondary Series P. Slater 1998 Amazing Facts: seven book series on zoological topics Steve Parish Publishing, Fortitude Valley, Qld

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1999

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Zoological Handbook P.J. Higgins (senior ed.) 1998 Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds, Vol. 4: Parrots to Dollarbird Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Best Conservation Biology Text M.A. Burgman and D.B. Lindenmayer   Conservation Biology for the Australian Environment Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Natural History Book J. Cann   Australian Freshwater Turtles J. Cann
Best Zoological Review A. Greer   The Biology and Evolution of Australian Snakes Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW
Best Zoological Series L. Egerton (series ed.)   Australian Greem Guide series New Holland Publishers
Best Zoological Periodical J. Saunders (ed.)   Nature Australia Australian Museum Trust, Sydney
Best Children's Book - Early Childhood G. Fleming   Pobblebonks Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney
Best Children's Book - Middle Childhood T. Oktober   Reef Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney
Best Children's Book - Older Children N. Oliver   Sand Swimmer Lothian Books

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2000

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Illustrated D. Hollands   Kingfishers and Kookaburras Holland Publishers
Best Natural History Book R. Martin and K. Handysyde   The Koala: Natural History, Conservation and Management University of New South Wales Press
Best Field Guide G.M. Storr, L.A. Smith and R.E. Johnstone   Lizards of Western Australia. 1. Skinks West Australian Museum
Best Specialist Periodical M. Julian (ed.)   Wingspan Birds Australia
Best Natural History Periodical   Nature Australia Australian Museum Trust, Sydney
Best Children's Book - Educational J. Morris   Mahogany the Mystery Glider Greater Glider Productions
Best Children's Book - Environmental T. Oktober   Wetlands Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney
Best Children's Book - Story and Illustration P. Macinnis and J. Bowring, Illustrated by K. Gamble   The Ranforest Pengiun Australia

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2001

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best Popular Zoology Pat Slater   Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife Steve Parish Publishing
Best Children's Book J. Brice, illus. G. Rogers   The PlatyPus: What is it? Penguin Books Australia
Best Field Guide A. Dollin, M Batley, M. Robinson, B. Faulkner   Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide Australian Native Bee Research Centre
Best Zoological Periodical M. Julian (ed.)   Wingspan Birds Australia
Best Marine Zoology G.J.Edgar   Australian Marine Habitats in Temperate Waters New Holland Publishers
Best Historical Zoology A. Moyal   Platypus Allen and Unwin
Best Zoological CD J.F. Lawrence, A.M. Hastings, M.J. Dallwitz, T.A. Paine and E.J. Zurcher   Beetles of the World CSIRO Publishing
Best Zoological Compendium P.L. Beesley, G.J.B. Ross, C.J. Glasby and I. Hallam (eds)   Fauna of Australia, Vol 4A. Polychaetes and allies CSIRO Publishing
Best Zoological Reference E.D. Edwards, J. Newland, L. Regan   Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 31.6 Lepidoptera: Hesperoidea & Papilionidae CSIRO Publishing
Best Zoological Handbook P.J. Higgins, J.M. Peter and W.K. Steele (eds)   Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Bids. Vol. 5 Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats Oxford Univ. Press

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2002

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year of publ. Title Publisher
Best scientific textbook:  Paul Dangerfield, Andrew Austin & Graeme Baker  2001 Biology, Ecology and Systematics of Australian Scelio CSIRO PUBLISHING
Best Illustrated Book

 

Penny Olsen 2001 Feather and Brush Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art   Publication
Best Conference Proceedings G.C.Grigg, F.Seebacher and C.E.Franklin  (eds) Crocodilian Biology and Evolution  Surrey Beatty and Sons P.L
Best Popular History Book  James Woodford. The Secret Life of Wombats  Text Publishing
Best Natural History Magazine  J. Saunders (ed) Nature Australia Australian Museum
Best Field Guide  Diana Jones and Gary Morgan. A field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters Reed New Holland

Best Children's Illustrated Book

 

Graeme Base The Waterhole Penguin Australia
Best Children's Series Australian Museum Insect and Spider Series Australian Museum
Best Upper Primary Children's Book Kim Mitchell Toft and Alan Brown Turtle Song University of QLd Press

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2003

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year  Title Publisher
Best Zoological Handbook. Birds Australia Volume 6 of the Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds Birds Australia and Oxford University Press
Be st Children�s series Beth Blaxland, Australian Museum   Invertebrates Series, 6 Books: Molluscs, Myriapods, Cephalopods, Crustacea, Annelids, Echinoderms. Macmillan Education
Best Zoological Series Volume editors: W.W.K. Houston,  P.L. Beesley,  A. Wells, Australian Biological Resources Study Four volumes of theZoological Catalogue of Australia�  CSIRO Publishing
Authors: Gerry Cassis and Gordon F. Gross. Volume 27.3B Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha) CSIRO Publishing
Author: Chuck.L. Bellamy  Volume 29.5 Coleoptera: Buprestoidea. CSIRO Publishing
Author: Gary .C.B. Poore Volume 19.2A Crustacea: Malacostraca (Syncarida, Peracarida: Isopoda, Tanaidacea, Mictacea, Thermosbaenacea, Spelaeogriphacea) CSIRO Publishing
Author: Peter J.F. Davie  Volume 19.3B Crustacea: Malacostraca Eucarida (part 2) Decapoda�Anomura, Brachyura. CSIRO Publishing
Best Specialist Periodical Wingspan Birds Australia
Best Zoological Periodical Jennifer Saunders (ed) Nature Australia Magazine Australian Museum
John Long, Mike Archer, Tim Flannery and Sue Hand Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One hundred million years of evolution NSW University Press 

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2004

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year  Title Publisher
Best Field Guides Steve Wilson & Gerry Swan  A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia  New Holland           
Best Marine Text Nick Gales et al,. eds. Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues   CSIRO Publishing
Best Historical zoology David Owen Thylacine   Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd.
Best Periodical Jennifer Saunders, ed   Nature Australia   Australian Museum Publishers
Best  Interactive Key "R.S. Wilson, P.A. Hutchings, C.J. Glasby, eds Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide CSIRO Publishing
Best Freshwater text Nils Andersen & Tom Weir   Australian Waterbugs: Their Biology and Identification 

CSIRO Publishing

 

Best Evolutionary text B.J. Crespi , D.C. Morris & L.A. Mound Evolution of Ecological and Behavioural Diversity: Australian Acacia Thrips as Model Organisms  ABRS & ANIC
Best Teachers Resource NPWS Mitch the Rainforest Snail NPWS
Best Children's Series Greg Pyers    Life in a Rock Pool, Gum Tree, Creek and Desert Dune Heinemann Library, Harcourt Education 
Best Illustrated Children's Series Gary Crew & Mark Wilson   I Did Nothing: The Extinction of the Gastric Brooding Frog
I Said Nothing: The Extinction of the Paradise Parrot
 Lothian Books

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2005

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year  Title Publisher
Best field guide  Michael Braby  The Complete Field Guide To Butterflies Of Australia CSIRO publishing 
Best systematic zoology  Gary Poore  Marine Decapod Crustacea Of Southern Australia  CSIRO publishing 
Best cd identification guide Leslie Newman, Lester Cannon   Fabulous Flatworms  ABRS and CSIRO publishing 
Best popular zoology  Tim Flannery    Country  text publishing 
Best beginner�s guide  Louise Egerton Know Your Birds  Reed New Holland 
Best electronic data base  Stephen Sleightholme  International Thylacine Specimen Data Base  Stephen Sleightholme 
Best periodical  J. Saunders (ed.) Nature Australia   Australian Museum Trust 
Best children�s series  Greg Pyers  Life Cycles of Australian Animals  Echidna Books 
Best illustrated children�s book   Kim Michelle Toft  The World That We Want  University Of Queensland Press

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2006

Category Author(s)/ Editor(s) Year  Title Publisher
Best Children's Book
Rachel Tonkin
Leaf Litter, Exploring the Mysteries of a Hidden World  Angus and Robertson
For a conservation manual - Author: Harald Ehmann South Australian Rangelands and Aboriginal Land Wildlife Management Manual
Dept of Water, Land & Biodiversity Conservation, SA

 

Best Zoological Periodical Content Editor: Penny Olsen Production
Editor: Sophie Knezic 
Designer: Andrea Williamson
Wingspan, For Birds and Birdwatchers
Birds Australia
For natural history Authors: Aleks Terauds & Fiona Stewart Albatross, Elusive Mariners of the Southern Ocean Reed New Holland
For a conservation resource Authors: Mark Clayton, John Wombey, Ian Mason, Terry Chesser & Alice Wells  CSIRO List of Australian Vertebrates; A reference with conservation status CSIRO Publishing
On urban fauna
Author: Ian Temby
Wild Neighbours
Citrus Press

 

For the natural history of an iconic species
Author: Penny Olsen
Wedge-tailed Eagle
CSIRO Publishing
For the best conservation text
Authors: David Lindenmayer & Mark Burgman 
Practical Conservation Biology
CSIRO Publishing

 

For an identification key (CD)
Authors: Matthew Colloff, Anne Hastings, Fiona Spier & Jean Devonshire CSIRO Entomology
 

 

Centipedes of Australia CSIRO Publishing
Best children's story Author: Meredith Hooper 
Illustrator: Emma Quay 
Emily and Alfie Hachette Childrens Books Australia
For the illustrations in a limited edition Illustrator: Rosemary Woodford Ganf Marsupials of Australia Vol 3 Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-kangaroos Mallon Publishing

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Last updated on 23 April, 2008