71 Victorian Community Groups Share $350,000 in Grants

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The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory.

The Public Record Office Victoria’s Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. The 2015-2016 (also known at Round 14) grant recipients have been announced, and I’m excited to say that 71 community groups across Victoria are now undertaking projects to preserve and share Victoria’s history thanks to receiving grant funding through the Local History Grants Program.

This year, groups ranging from historical societies, museums, schools, RSLs and other community organisations have shared in $350,000 for projects including historical displays, oral histories, and publications.

Well done to all the recipients. It’s very exciting to know that more of Victoria’s history will be preserved as a result of the grants, and of course a huge thankyou nees to go to Public Record Office Victoria for making the funds available.

FUNDED ORGANISATION PROJECT FUNDING
1st Beechworth Scout Group Compilation of the history of the 1st Beechworth Scout Group $1,619
458 RAAF Squadron Association Special Squadron 75th Anniversary Publication $2,341
Arapiles Historical Society Establishment of permanent archive facility $4,998
Bass Valley Historical Society Incorporated Bass Valley History Conservation, Preservation and Digitisation Project $4,794.88
Bengworden Hall and Recreation Reserve Incorporated Bengworden’s Story and Spirit Captured in its Community Hall $2,869
Bendigo Cemeteries Trust t/a Remembrance Parks – Central Victoria Remembrance Parks: Central Victoria Notable Graves Walking Tour $9,773.08
Bendigo Historical Society Incorporated Bendigo Historical Society Clothing Collection Conservation $9,252
Birchip Historical Society Inc. Purchase shopfront showcases to show-off Birchip’s culture $8,450
Brighton Historical Society Inc. A snapshot of Brighton: our pictorial history $2,795
Camberwell South Primary School C.S.P.S. P.O.S.T: Camberwell South Primary School – Piecing Our Stories Together $2,500
Campbell’s Creek Community Inc. Campbell’s Creek History and Heritage Walk – Information Board Installation $6,490
Camperdown & District Historical Society Camperdown’s Notable Scots $6,292
Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Assessment of Significance: Archives Historical Collection Diocese of Ballarat $4,000
The Chaffey Trail Reference Group Chaffey Trail Vision $9,800
Charlton Golden Grains Museum Purchase of display cases to enable the museum to utilise two newly created displays $7,640
Connewirricoo Community Centre Walkway signage and historical photograph preservation and display $2,250
Cornish Hill Committee of Management Cornish Hill Reserve Heritage Trail $5,040
Disability Sport & Recreation Disabled Sport in Victoria – A digital History $9,860
Dookie & District Historical Society Dookie & Katamatite Recorder Newspaper Digitisation Project $6,551
Flinders District Historical Society Inc. Flinders Pier Precinct Museum $7,000
The Foundling Archive Victoria Inc. From This Place: an Oral History of Ballarat Orphanage $9,033
Friends of Hanging Rock Book Publication – “Hanging Rock – An environmental history.” $12,270
Friends of Hawthorn Tram Depot Centenary of the Hawthorn Tramways Trust $7,095
Geelong Regional Library Corporation Digitising and indexing the South Barwon Town Council Rate Book Records 1857-1960 $3,840
Giffard West Hall Reserve Committee of Management Incorporated Giffard Darriman: A Community History $4,000
Gippstown Reserve Board of Management Production of interpretative historical signs for original buildings at Old Gippsland $4,860
Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill Lucas Girls Oral History Project $5,744
Gould Group Ltd (trading as Gould League) Gould Archive Conservation, Preservation & Cataloguing Project $5,000
Horsham Historical Society Digitise old films stage two $1,000
Indented Head Community Association Inc. Rediscovering Indented Head’s History $3,500
Inverloch Historical Society Digital recording & cataloguing of photos, documents & other historical items $7,245
Jeparit Heritage Walk Committee Jeparit Heritage Historical Walk $3,334
Johnny Mullagh Interpretive Centre Inc. Crime through Time: A Glimpse of Harrow’s Criminal History $968
Katandra & District History Group Inc. From Adversity to Prosperity – History of Katandra and District 1930-1960 $6,205
Kiewa Valley Historical Society Inc. Purchase of storage products from Archival Survival for conservation of collection $645.15
Kilmore Historical Society Purchase of Equipment for WWI soldier Project $429
Kuo Min Tang Society of Melbourne Translate and republish Australia’s first Chinese-Australian novel: The Poison of Polygamy’ $15,000
Lancefield Branch, Country Women’s Association The Lancefield Country Women’s Association Community History 1936–2016 $1,803
Lancefield Branch, Country Women’s Association The Lancefield Country Women’s Association Community History 1936–2016 $1,803
Learmonth & District Historical Society Inc. Restoration and Preservation of photograph collection $4,110.88
Maryborough Midlands Historical Society Shoulders to the Wheel: Maryborough’s 20th Century Industrial Revolution $1,716
Melbourne Health Medical Voices: Oral histories of the Royal Melbourne Hospital senior medical staff $14,700
Miners Rest RFB Miners have a rest: First 75 years $2,500
Mirboo and District Historical Society Incorporated Conversion of local newspaper “The Gippslander” already on CD to searchable DVD $475.50
Moora Racecourse Recreation Reserve Moora Racecourse Recreation Reserve Moments In Time $6,862
Murchison & District Historical Society Inc. Display of establishment and development of agriculture at Murchison $2,215
Nillumbik Historical Society Inc. Local History in Print $2,500
Open Channel Co-operative Ltd Open Channel’s video collection on Victoria’s History: ‘Open for Access’ $2,480
Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre Echoes of Layfield Court – where the past merges with the present $9,500
Quarry Hill Primary School The History of Quarry Hill Primary School No.1165 1857–2015 $815
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Inc. The Journal of John Clarke Jr. $2,236.30
Romsey & Lancefield Districts Historical Society Inc Local history of our outlying settlements $1,200
Royal Geelong Agricultural and Pastoral Society – Vintage Machinery Section Interpretative signage for the Vintage Machinery display $1,190
Rupanyup RSL Rupanyup RSL World War One History $2,743.63
St Arnaud & District Historical Society Inc. Purchase of two lockable, glass display cabinets for safe display of historical records $2,390
St Paul’s Cathedral Digitisation for conservation of Cathedral Chapter Minute Books 1878–1940 $2,394
Tablelands Community Centre Ruffy Recollects – Historic Life and Learning in the Tablelands $4,762
Taggerty Fire Brigade (CFA) Taggerty Fire Brigade History $250
Tatura Museum Modernise Technology for better conservation of and access to our Local History $2,604
Terang & District Historical Society Inc. “They served with Courage” – history of Terang WW1 service personnel $5,800
Thornbury Primary School Thornbury Primary School Centenary Archives Project $3,480
Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood House Inc. Recording and Acknowledging the 30 year history of Thornbury Women’s Neighbourhood $4,000
Thorpdale Mechanics Institute Reserve Incorporated Thorpdale Pioneers Stories $2,383.75
Trust for Nature Long Swamp: Whispers of the Past $12,340
Victorian Jazz Archive trading as Australian Jazz Museum Digital Transcription of Historical Interviews $10,800
Victorian Labour History Foundation The Draft Resister ‘Safe House’ $7,000
Volleyball Horsham Volleyball Horsham 40 Year Anniversary History Book $1,450
Wandong History Group Inc. Australian Seasoned Timber Company: Never before seen photograph exhibition $3000
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation Budj Bim Guidebook: Stories from the Elders $15,000
Wycheproof & District Historical Society Inc. Mount Wycheproof Ensign – for All Time $4,975
Yarrambat Heritage Museum Yarrambat Heritage Museum Technology $2,590
  TOTAL FUNDED $348,249.79

If you are a community group in Victoria, Australia that is undertaking a preservation or historical project, be sure to keep an eye out for the rext round of grants in 2017.

 

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