78 Grants Awarded to Australian Community Groups

logo - NLABack in March 2013 the National Library of Australia announced that their Community Grants were open for submission (you can see the original post here). The grants of up to $15,000 were available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Projects supported include significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities and collection management.

Well, now they’ve announced the recipients of the 78 grants that have been awarded. These come to a total of $425,684.

Australian Capital Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Children’s Book Council ACT (Lu Rees Archives) $6,050 Digitisation of audio tapes and scanning of photographs
Village of Hall and District Progress Association – Hall School Museum $4,400 Significance Assessment of the Hall School Museum collection

New South Wales

Organisation Amount Project
Albury City Council – Albury Library Museum $4,740 Significance Assessment of the Indigenous Collection
Australian Centre for Photography $4,000 Significance Assessment of the collection
Australian Golf Heritage Society $4,400 Preservation Needs Assessment of the AGHS Collection (excluding Reference Library)
Australian Motorlife Museum $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Museum & Paul Butler Collection
Australian Rugby Union Limited $4,000 Significance Assessment of the archives
Australian Turf Club $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the ATC Heritage Collection
Bega Valley Historical Society Incorporated $5,060 Significance Assessment of Bega Pioneers’ Museum collection
Belvoir $4,000 Significance Assessment of the archives
Berrima District Historical & Family History Society Incorporated $8,844 Archival storage materials and equipment; image scanning; software
Broken Hill City Council $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Outback Archives Collection
Campbelltown City Council Library $13,610 Digitisation of the Local Studies Audio-Visual Collection
Catholic Institute of Sydney $6,750 Archival storage materials and conservation treatment
Coonamble Shire Council $4,600 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Deaf Society of New South Wales $470 Archival storage materials
Goulburn Mulwaree Council $4,500 Significance Assessment of the Charles W. Bean Collection
Great Lakes Historical Co-operative Society Limited $5,093 Significance Assessment of the Great Lakes Historical Society collection
Macleay River Historical Society Incorporated $5,500 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Marrickville Council $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the Library and History Services Collection
Mount Victoria and District Historical Society Incorporated $4,686 Significance Assessment of the collection
New England Regional Art Museum Limited $5,300 Conservation of two paintings in the Hinton and Coventry Collections; environmental monitoring equipment & archival storage materials
Port Kembla Heritage Park $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Breakwater Battery Military Museum’s collection
Randwick and District Historical Society Incorporated $8,360 Archival storage equipment
Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company $12,200 Archival storage materials and equipment
Royal Australian Historical Society $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Library collection
Scout Association of Australia (NSW Branch) $5,760 Archival storage materials
The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) for UnitingCare NSW/ACT $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Historical Archives
University of Newcastle $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Margaret Senior painting collection
University of Technology, Sydney $4,000 Significance Assessment of the UTS Art Collection
Willoughby City Council $13,630 Preservation treatment of Walter Burley Griffin plans

Northern Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education $6,800 Significance Assessment of the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) Collection
Warlpiri Media Association Incorporated $9,120 Preservation Needs Assessment and cataloguing workshop

Queensland

Organisation Amount Project
The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology $4,400 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Engineers Australia, Queensland Division $4,000 Significance Assessment of the archives collection
Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society Incorporated $3,597 Archival storage materials and equipment
Hinchinbrook Shire Council $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Hinchinbrook Shire Library Special Collections
Historical Society Cairns North Queensland Incorporated (Cairns Historical Society) $5,500 Preservation Needs Assessment of the archival and photographic collections
Mackay Regional Council $8,000 Preservation Needs Assessments of the Sarina and Pioneer Valley Museums’ Historical Collections
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Incorporated $2,000 Digitisation and digital file management training
Outback Gondwana Foundation Limited $10,350 Dataloggers, container freight and pallet racking
Polish Association of Qld Incorporated $4,100 Collection Management Workshop; collection management software; archival storage materials
Queensland Folk Federation Incorporated $13,630 Archival storage equipment
Queensland Irish Association Friendly Society Limited $4,000 Significance Assessment of the collection
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council $4,500 Preservation Needs Assessment of the Menmuny Museum Collection

South Australia

Organisation Amount Project
City of Port Adelaide Enfield $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the Port Adelaide Local History Collection
Coober Pedy Historical Society Incorporated $5,000 Significance Assessment of the photograph and document collection
History Trust of South Australia $1,870 Digitisation of Collections for Preservation and Access Workshop
History Trust of South Australia $9,230 Caring for Collections Workshop
John McDouall Stuart Society Incorporated $4,400 Significance Assessment of the collection
Lutheran Archives $6,080 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society Incorporated $6,600 Digitisation of oral history tapes; archival storage equipment
National Trust of South Australia $3,850 Conservation treatment of  a work on paper
National Trust of South Australia (Naracoorte Branch) $10,470 Conservation treatment of three significant archival items from the Sheep’s Back Museum Collection
Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum $4,994 Significance Assessment of the Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum Collection
Peterborough History Group SA Incorporated $4,400 Significance Assessment of the Peterborough Times Printing Office Collection

Tasmania

Organisation Amount Project
Furneaux Historical Research Association Incorporated $4,400 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery $8,000 Significance Assessments of the History Section’s three dimensional object collections and the QVMAG’s flat archival collections
Salamanca Arts Centre $4,000 Significance Assessment of the collection

Victoria

Organisation Amount Project
Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club Incorporated $4,400 Significance Assessment of the collection
Arts Project Australia Incorporated $1,800 Digitisation of audio visual material; archival storage materials
Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
City of Greater Geelong Council – Geelong Heritage Centre $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Geelong Heritage Centre collection
Echuca Historical Society Incorporated $11,330 Archival storage materials and equipment; conservation treatment
Ken Lawrence Foundation – KenDon Museum $4,400 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
MacKillop Family Services Limited $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the Historical Collection
Mission to Seafarers Victoria $4,000 Significance Assessment of the collection
Monash Health $3,950 Archival storage for the Historical Collection
Old Treasury Building Museum $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum $5,470 Conservation treatment of two Melba silk scrolls

Western Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Broome Historical Society Incorporated $960 Upgrade of collection software
City of Bunbury $4,000 Significance Assessment of Local Studies and History Collection
GFS An Anglican Ministry $4,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the Archive
University of Western Australia $4,000 Significance Assessment of the Pathology and Education Learning Centre’s Hadley Pathology Collection
Wangka Maya Pilbara Language Centre $8,000 Preservation Needs Assessment of the collection
Warmun Art Centre $13,600 Warmun Community Collection Management and Preservation Training
York Society Incorporated $2,530 Digitisation, book preservation and archival standards training
Young Australia League $4,000 Significance Assessment of the collection

 

A big congratulations to each of the 78 Community groups listed. There will be a lot of history that will be recorded and preserved as a result of these grants. So THANK YOU to the National Library of Australia for making these available.

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