Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Friends of St. Brigid’s Association for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program.
Friends of St. Brigid’s Association received $1,500 to go towards their efforts in shining the spotlight on St Brigid’s Crossley rich and diverse history.
The Association’s conservation project will store and catalogue their significant local history collection for preservation and sharing with the general public, and to families or individuals who are researching family histories.
They are among 53 community groups across Victoria sharing in $350,000 as part of the 2020 round of Local History Grants.
Other winning recipients included the Winchelsea & District Historical Society for their Becoming Digital project which will digitize and catalogue their extensive collection, the Torquay Museum Without Walls for their project to digitize Torquay’s Civic History, and The Sovereign Hill Museums Association for their Pioneer Women of Ballarat project.
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 the Friends of St. Brigid’s Association 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 not only in Crossley but right across Western Victoria.”