| Inga Clendinnen|| Author|
| Inga Vivienne Jewell
17 August 1934 (age 81)
Geelong, Victoria (1934-08-17) |
La Trobe University (1969–91)
University of Melbourne (1956–68)
University of Melbourne (BA [Hons], MA)
La Trobe University (DLitt)
European contact with indigenous populations
Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize (1988)
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (1992)
New South Wales Premier's General History Prize (1999)
New South Wales Premier's Gleebooks Prize for Critical Writing (2000)
Adelaide Festival Innovation Writing Prize (2002)
Centenary Medal (2003)
Queensland Premier's History Book Award (2004)
New South Wales Premier's Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (2004)
Kiriyama Prize for Non-Fiction (2004)
Australian Society of Authors Medal (2005)
Officer of the Order of Australia (2006)
Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal (2007)
Catherine Jewell, Thomas William Jewell
University of Melbourne, La Trobe University
National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust, New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
Ambivalent Conquests, Aztecs, Reading the Holocaust, Dancing with Strangers, Tiger's Eye
Inga Clendinnen Wikipedia
Inga Vivienne Clendinnen, AO, FAHA (née Jewell; 17 August 1934 – 8 September 2016) was an Australian author, historian, anthropologist, and academic.
Clendinnen was born in Geelong, Victoria, in 1934. She was the youngest of four children. Her father owned a cabinet-making business and later became a Geelong City Councillor; her mother was a homemaker. Clendinnen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, followed by a Master of Arts in 1975.
Clendinnen's work focused on social history, and the history of cultural encounters. She was considered an authority on Aztec civilisation and pre-Columbian ritual human sacrifice. She also wrote on the Holocaust, and on first contacts between indigenous Australians and white explorers.
Clendinnen held the post of senior tutor of History at the University of Melbourne from 1955 to 1968, was a lecturer at La Trobe University from 1969 to 1982, and was then a senior lecturer in History until 1989. Forced to curtail her academic activities after contracting hepatitis in 1991, Clendinnen began working on her memoir, Tiger's Eye, which focused on issues of illness and death. She retained an association with La Trobe University, however, as she was appointed Emeritus Scholar.
In 1999, she was invited to present the 40th annual Boyer Lectures. The ideas presented in these lectures, concerning first contacts in Australia, were later published as True Stories.
In the Australia Day 2006 Honours List, Clendinnen was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), with a citation that read:
For service to scholarship as a writer and historian addressing issues of fundamental concern to Australian society and for contributing to shaping public debate on conflicting contemporary issues.
Clendinnen's AO award was noted and a motion paying tribute to her contributions was passed, in the proceedings of the New South Wales State Parliament's Upper House.
Clendinnen married the philosopher of science John Clendinnen in 1955, and had two children with him. Inga Clendinnen died on 8 September 2016 after a short illness.1988 – received the Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize for Ambivalent Conquests
1999 – winner of the NSW History Awards, Premier's General History Prize for Reading the Holocaust
1999 – Reading the Holocaust was judged Best Book of the Year by The New York Times
2000 – New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Gleebooks Prize for Critical Writing for Reading the Holocaust
2002 – received the Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation for Tiger's Eye
2003 – received the Premier's History Award for her piece "History Here: a Vier from Outside"
2004 – New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction for Dancing with Strangers
2005 – recipient of the ASA (Australian Society of Authors) biennial medal
2006 – Appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for her services as a writer and historian.
2007 – received the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal
2016 – Dan David Prize