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 Winchelsea & District Historical Society for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program.
Winchelsea & District Historical Society received $3,246 to go towards their efforts in shining the spotlight on Winchelsea’s rich and diverse history.
The Society’s conservation project will digitize and catalogue their significant local history collection – which includes 4,000 photographs, 20 movie reels, 10 videotapes, 100 ephemera, 60 items of crockery, 80 original historical parish maps, 50 manuscripts, 10 items of attire, 60 Shire notebooks and detailed histories of 50 settler families and 432 local families – for preservation and sharing.
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 Torquay Museum Without Walls for their project to digitize Torquay’s Civic History, the Friends of St Brigid’s Association for Stage 1 of their conservation project to preserve the history of St Brigid’s Crossley, 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 Winchelsea & District Historical Society 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 Winchelsea but right across Western Victoria.”