History of the Foundation and Media Releases
The Foundation was formally established on 18th July 1966 amidst messages of support from leading figures in Australian literary and academic fields. Sir Stephen Roberts, Vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney, described the formation of the Foundation as "a major educational achievement".
The Vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland, Sir Fred Schonell, saw it as "a means of charting the past, vitalizing the present, and influencing the future for the increasing number of Australians seeking a literary conscience".
Read the full history of the Foundation.
- Oct 2019 - Robert Drewe’s The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award
- Aug 2019 - Colin Roderick Award Shortlist Announced
- Oct 2018 - Jock Serong’s On the Java Ridge wins the 2018 Colin Roderick Literary Award
- Oct 2017 - Josephine Wilson's Extinctions wins 2017 Roderick Award
- July 2017 - Top Australian authors shortlisted
- Oct 2016 - 2016 Colin Roderick Award Winner Announced
- Nov 2015 - Searching for Australia's top author
- Oct 2015 - Announcement of the 2014 Colin Roderick Award Winner
- Aug 2015 - Top Australian authors shortlisted Oct 1014 - Announcement of the 2013 Colin Roderick Award Winners