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On 8 September 2023 Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson announced the 42 projects that will share in $350,000 as part of round 21 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:

Alexandra Historical Society Inc.
Record keeping update
Awarded $2,800.00

Ararat Genealogical Society Inc.
Ararat Genealogical Society Inc. digitisation of newspapers project 1857-1873
Awarded $13,475.00

Australian Living Peace Museum
Melbourne CBD Digital Peace Heritage Walk: people and places of significance
Awarded $15,000.00

Australian Red Cross Society Victoria
Preserving community textiles: the Australian Red Cross Heritage Archives Victoria
Awarded $12,342.00

Ballarat and District Irish Association Inc.
Lost Irish Women of Eureka
Awarded $14,500.00

Ballarat Historical Society Incorporated
Ballarat Historical Society Website redesign
Awarded $6,114.00

Bendigo Historical Society Incorporated
History House Community Museum Project
Awarded $13,788.00

Bidwell First Nations Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Bidwell Culture Protection and Preservation
Awarded $12,500.00

Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia
Capturing the history of Victoria’s Field Naturalists Clubs
Awarded $14,778.00

Central Goldfields Shire Council
The multiple histories of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery and Fire Station Site
Awarded $9,970.00

Charlton Golden Grains Museum
Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Display
Awarded $2,500.00

Cobden & District Historical Society
Preservation of Orton Collection of Glass Negatives
Awarded $8,373.75

Coburg Historical Society
Digitisation of Degrading Cassette Tape Audio Recordings (interviews and talks 1985 – 2008)
Awarded $2,825.90

Cottage by the Sea
Archiving Cottage by the Sea historical camp program documents
Awarded $1,388.00

Deaf Sport Recreation Victoria
Preserving Deaf Sport History
Awarded $13,440.00

Friends of Wanderslore
Significance Assessment of the Wanderslore Constance Coleman Collection of Artworks, Archives and Artefacts
Awarded $4,500.00

Gundowring Hall and Reserve
Recording Oral Histories of the Gundowring settler community
Awarded $2,550.00

Horsham Historical Society Inc.
Scanning negatives and saving as digital files
Awarded $1,485.00

Kensington Neighbourhood House (KNH)
It Takes A Village: cataloguing and digitising the archives of Kensington Neighbourhood House
Awarded $10,260.00

Linton and District Historical Society
The Grenville Standard Digitisation Project
Awarded $7,238.00

Mallee Landcare Group Incorporated
The Mallee Landcare Group promoting history and resilience of the custodians of our land
Awarded $11,495.00

Mildura Rural City Council
Preserving our past: digitizing equipment for updating local history on obsolete formats into current technology
Awarded $4,871.17

Mission to Seafarers (Victoria) Incorporated
Conservation of the 1896-1902 Scrapbook
Awarded $10,482.50

Nagambie Historical Society Inc.
Digitisation workstation completion
Awarded $6,302.00

Nathalia & District Historical Society
Preserving the Past, Digitizing the Future: Nathalia's Newspaper Heritage
Awarded $10,500.00

National Chinese Museum of Australia Ltd
Golden Dragon Museum Archival Digitisation Project
Awarded $9,062.74

Omeo Historical Society
Conservation, Omeo court records
Awarded $5,540.00

Ouyen District History & Genealogy Centre Inc.
Ouyen Mail Newspaper-Microfilm Digitisation
Awarded $10,000.00

Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
The life and times of Allan Whittaker, Gallipoli veteran and waterside worker
Awarded $8,000.00

Robert Menzies Institute
Jeparit Historical Society Collection Assessment
Awarded $3,550.00

Rutherglen Historical Society
The Rutherglen - Wahgunyah Old Carlyle First Settlement Cemetery
Awarded $2,365.00

Seymour and District Historical Society Inc.
Digitisation of Seymour and District Historical Society's collection
Awarded $11,509.10

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Preservation Needs Assessment for Paper-based Historical Cemetery Records held by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Awarded $6,600.00

Stanley Athenaeum and Public Room
Caring for the Collection of Stanley Athenaeum and Public Room
Awarded $9,944.50

Stawell Athletic Club Inc.
Stawell Gift Hall of Fame Collection Management Project
Awarded $11,792.40

Switchboard (Victoria) Inc.
LGBTIQA+ Switchboard Oral History Project
Awarded $11,890.00

Talbot Arts and Historical Museum
Preserving local records, information and collection objects at Talbot Museum
Awarded $4,475.70

Taradale Historical Group Inc.
The Taradale Historical Group (THG) Archive Storage Replacement
Awarded $2,798.00

The Melbourne Athenaeum Incorporated
Stories from the Ath: digital access to 184 years of Melbourne cultural experiences
Awarded $14,996.48

Women’s Legal Service Victoria
Women and the law - demanding better for girls, women and their children
Awarded $12,320.00

Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
Homeland: Preserving Stories of Treasured Objects from Afar
Awarded $14,882.05

Yarra Valley Railway
Purchase and installation of display units for Yarra Valley Railway


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