The work of local history groups to preserve our community history for generations to come have been given a boost as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the three community groups in Victoria’s south west who were among forty community groups across the state to share in $350,000 worth of local history grants.
The grant recipients include:
- Kirrae Health Service – $15,000 for their Framlingham Digital Tour project
- Colac and District Historical Society – $9,000 for cataloguing, assessment and preservation of the Johnstone collection
- Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee Inc – $5,500 for The Story of the Stations project
Other winning recipients included the Queenscliffe Historical Museum Inc for the digitisation of the Queenscliffe Historical Museum collection, the Ballarat Memorial Concert Band for their Century of Music project, as well as the Halls Gap & Grampians Historical Society for their online cataloguing project.
The Local History Grants Program is part of the Public Record Office Victoria’s ongoing support for community organisations and volunteers who work to preserve, record or publish our shared local history.
A full list of winning recipients is available at prov.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“These grants are important in helping provide support for communities to preserve and promote their local history – I am delighted that the Andrews Labor Government is funding the preservation of a piece of country Victorian history.”
“Our local history groups play an important role in our communities – these projects will help to tell the stories of our significant history to present and future generations.”
Quotes attributable to Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings
“Congratulations to all the successful community groups with their fantastic local history projects. This funding will help ensure we can bring their projects to life.”
“Their work to capture the memory of unique aspects of our state’s history, ensures that future generations of Victorians can appreciate and understand our varied and diverse history for many years to come.”