The 2016 Awards ceremony was held during History Week on Monday October 17 at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. They are presented by Public Records Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards are held in celebration of activity undertaken to explore and preserve the State's history. The range of awards categories acknowledge that history can be told in many and varied formats with the aim of teaching and enriching all Victorians.
The Victorian Community History Award recognises the most outstanding community history project and was awarded to Pam Baragwanath and Ken James for These Walls Speak Volumes. This was a collaborative project with many public libraries (including YPRL) and historical societies providing content.
We were pleased to see a number of local projects nominated for the awards, one of which was successful in its category:
Cultural Diversity Award: Wadaddi Nabadda Paths to Peace
Other local nominations included:
Multimedia Award: Westgarthtown and WW1
Historical Interpretation Award: Laughing Waters Road (shortlisted)
A History of Saint Margaret's Church Eltham by Geoffrey A. Sandy
Montmorency by Maureen Jones
View a full list of the Victorian Community History Award Winners.