The Victorian Government is supporting community history projects across the state, making Western Victoria’s rich local history more accessible for all Victorians.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the three community groups in Western Victoria who were among 52 projects to share in $350,000 worth of grants in the latest round of the Local History Grants Program.
The Local History Grants Program is part of the Public Record Office Victoria’s ongoing support for community and history organisations to preserve, record and share Victoria’s local history.
The successful recipients include:
- Golden Plains Shire Council – Golden Plains Stories: Community History Interactive Web Exhibition Project ($14,822)
- Beeac Progress Association – Digitisation of Minute Book dating back to 1922 ($490)
- Red Rock District Progress Association – Cororooke Open Space History Trail Descriptive Signs and Diprotodon Footprints ($4,379)
Other successful projects will help Victoria’s history reach everyone in the community through interactive online exhibitions, podcasts, e-books, history apps and oral histories.
Applications were open for up to $15,000 per project, with the program focusing on acknowledging community organisations telling stories about the past and shining a light on the future.
A full list of recipients is available at prov.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Our local history is in good hands with community groups like these working hard to ensure stories and artefacts of our past are not forgotten.”
“Congratulations to all the volunteers and staff involved in the fantastic work of preserving our local history. These projects reflect the diversity, innovation and creativity of community groups and local historians right across Western Victoria.”
“Maintaining local history is also an important driver of jobs and tourism and it’s important that we continue to support our attractions both big and small.”
Quotes attributable to Public Record Office Victoria Director and Keeper of Public Records, Justine Heazlewood
“Public Record Office Victoria is delighted to support these projects and the fantastic work of local historians through our Local History Grants.”
“This program enables Victorians to look back things that happened in their town and stay connected to its history.”