Downfall jointly wins WH Oliver Prize in the NZHA Awards


Named after New Zealand historian and poet William (Bill) Oliver (1925-2015), the W. H. Oliver prize is awarded to the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history. Paul Diamond’s 2022 book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay won the 2023 prize along with Rachel Buchanan’s Te Motunui Epa (Bridget Williams Books).

The fill list of winners and shortlisted titles can be found here.