Thawley Prize

2018 Thawley Essay prize winner

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The great Groucho Marx once joked that he didn’t want to belong to any club that would have him as…

2018 Thawley Essay Prize winners

23 July 2019 7:02 pm

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2018 Spectator Australia Thawley Essay…

Fire up your writing engine – and win five grand

10 October 2018 8:38 pm

Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended to 5 January 2019

A change of wind

18 August 2018 9:00 am

The 2017 Spectator Australia Thawley Essay Prize runner-up

Observations from the grave

12 May 2018 9:00 am

This is the winner of the 2017 Spectator Australia Thawley Essay Prize, the theme of which was ‘The great Australian…

2017 Thawley Essay Prize winners

14 April 2018 12:44 am

It is with great delight that we announce the winner and the runner-up of the 2017 Spectator Austraia Thawley Essay…

The Thawley Essay Prize 2016

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Mulga Creek Farm Sept 15th 2026 Dear Sis, I thought I would write a long letter this time seeing as…

Discover your inner writer – and win five grand

26 July 2016 10:07 am

Calling all entries for The 2016 Thawley Prize

Dad and the Burma Railway

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Thawley Prize Runner-up For nearly 1300 days my father was tortured and starved and saw death up close. He witnessed…

Warri and Yatungka

27 February 2016 9:00 am

2015 Thawley Essay winner Each year the British based Economist Intelligence Unit publishes a list of the ‘world’s most liveable…

The telegram that saved us from technocracy

10 January 2015 9:00 am

2014 Thawley Essay winner Just as the seasoned roué can but guess at the number of his bastard offspring, the…