Historical Hall of Fame:  Rhys Llywelyn Isaac (1937-2010) was a professional historian and Pulitzer prize winning author.
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Rhys Llywelyn Isaac (20 November 1937 6 October 2010 was a South African-born Australian historian, who also worked in the United States.  Isaac and his twin brother Glynn were born in Cape Town, South Africa, Rhys Isaac was the 1959 Cape Province Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College (Oxford). In 1963 he emigrated to Australia, where he taught at the University of Melbourne and later at La Trobe University (1971-91). He also was Emeritus Professor of American History at La Trobe University, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Early American History at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

 
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In 1983, Rhys Isaac won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 . He remains the only Australian historian ever to win a Pulitzer Prize.
 
In 2005, Isaac published  Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation , which made use of the exemplary diary of a Virginian landholder and member of the House of Burgesses.