Last updated:

May 23, 2023

Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the Victorian Community History Awards are held annually to celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past. The 2022 award categories include:

  • Victorian Premier's History Award ($5000 prize)
  • Collaborative Community History Award ($2000)
  • Local History Project Award ($2000)
  • History Publication Award ($2000)
  • Small History Publication Award ($1500)
  • NEW IN 2022 Small Organisation History Project Award ($1500) 
  • Community Diversity Award ($1500)
  • Digital Storytelling Award ($1500)
  • Historical Interpretation Award ($1500)
  • Oral History Award presented in collaboration with Oral History Victoria ($1500)
  • History Article Award ($500)

We are pleased to announce the 2022 winners:

Victorian Premier’s History Award 
Vandemonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria, by Janet McCalman

Judges’ Special Prize
About Corayo: A Thematic History of Greater Geelong, by Dr David Rowe

Collaborative Community History Award 
Still on Track: 100 Years of the Melbourne Women’s Walking Club, by Melbourne Women's Walking Club

Local History Project Award 
Queer-ways, by Luciano and Georgia Keats and supported by Australian Queer Archives

Small Organisation History Project Award 
Red Cliffs Recollections: A Century of Soldier Settlement 1921‒2021, by Helen Petschel, Christine Cook and Matthew Cook (Red Cliffs Historical Society)

History Publication Award
The Women of Little Lon, by Barbara Minchinton

Small History Publication Award 
Report on the Place Name: Moreland, by Dr James Lesh

Digital Storytelling Award 
City of Melton 150th Anniversary Online Exhibition, by Way Back When and City of Melton

Community Diversity Award 
Heritage Making and Migrant Subjects in the Deindustrialising Region of the Latrobe Valley, by Alexandra Dellios

Oral History Award 
Prima Donna Podcast, by Nat Grant

History Interpretation Award 
Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife, by Benjamin Gray

History Article Award 
Policing Gender Nonconformity in Victoria 1900‒1940, Provenance issue no.19, 2021, by Adrien McCrory

The full shortlist, VCHA 2022 booklet, and photographs are available here.

The Victorian Community History Awards are supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund. 


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