On 20 July 2022 Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson announced the 39 projects* that will share in $350,000 as part of round 20 of the Local History Grants program run by Public Record Office Victoria to support community and history organisations to preserve, record and share Victoria’s local history.
Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Anglesea and District Historical Society Inc.
ADHS historical collection significance assessment and preservation needs assessment
Apollo Bay and District Historical Society Inc.
Apollo Bay: Showcasing our past
Australian Queer Archives Inc. (AQuA)
Digitisation of social health press clippings collection
Broadford and District Historical Society Inc.
Digitisation of the Broadford Courier 1951-1965
Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
The voices and memories of our people
Camperdown and District Historical Society
Digitising Western Press and Hampden Guardian to Trove
Castlemaine Art Museum
Collection audit, rehousing, and preparation for significance assessment
Central Highlands Broadcasting Inc.
Victorian Women’s Football League oral history project
Chiltern Athenaeum Museum Incorporated
From swamp to swimming pool - interpretative signage depicting the history of the Chiltern Swimming Pool
Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia Inc.
Scanning and digitising images and documents relating to Melbourne City and Suburban Theatres and Cinemas
East Gippsland Shire Council
Public record creatives: Engaging and historical records in public space through placemaking
Fire Services Museum of Victoria
Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Inviting First Nations People to explore the GHC archive and connected contemporary oral history project
Golden Square Pool Inc.
Golden Square Pool celebrates its history - interpretative signage project
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
BOLD BLACK AND BRILLIANT – Archiving 30 years history of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Islamic Museum of Australia
Missing voices: Auslan translations
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
On the land of the Bunurong: An audio history of the art and architecture of Frankston
Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio
Victoria’s electronic music pioneers – in their own words
Publication of a history of Melbourne Fringe
Memories of Monsalvat – The people who shaped its life and art
Mornington Lifesaving Club Inc.
Commemorate the historical significance of Mornington LSC's establishment, with interpretive signage and documentary
Digitisation and cataloguing of MSK’s photographic collection part 2
Nagambie Historical Society Inc.
Nagambie Museum upgrade
National Wool Museum
Collecting bluestone memories: An oral history project
Phillip Island Historical Society
Digital storytelling for the new museum
Port Albert Maritime Museum
The move to a digitised collection
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Inc.
Install permanent interpretative signage on outdoor exhibits
Sandy Point Community Group Incorporated
Sandy Point Historical interpretive signs project
Sandy the War Horse Memorial Committee Inc.
Sandy the War Horse memorial
Scout Heritage Victoria
Digitisation of historic scouting films
Sunshine and District Historical Society
Sunshine Technical School 1913-1991: A secondary school for the working-classes
Talbot Arts and Historical Museum
Cataloguing and access to Talbot Museum’s collections and historical data
The Cancer Council Victoria
Tracing paediatric cancer treatment in Victoria
The Pride Fund Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Victorian Pride Centre
The making of the Pride Centre
Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Ltd
Digitising historical audio visual materials and paper records
Victoria University – Aboriginal History Archive
Capturing stories from the Aboriginal History Archive photo collection
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
VAHS Video Collection: Aboriginal politics community and health
Villa Alba Museum Inc.
Conserving and digitising the VAMI archives
Warrandyte Historical Society
The Warrandyte Diary newspaper digitisation project 1970-2014
Image: Celebrating the Victorian Women’s Football League oral history project funding we share this photograph from our State Bank collection, Loans and Legal Department's women's football match at Albert Park, circa 1970s. VPRS 8935 P1 Unit 1 Item 6914.
*Note there were initially 40 projects announced, however one group withdrew from the program, which brings us to 39 projects overall.