Last updated:

June 7, 2019

Recipients of the 2018-2019 Local History Grants Program are listed below. Congratulations to all recipients!

Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum Inc.
Awarded $5,692
Interpretation panels and signage for historic exhibits display

Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society
Awarded $12,973
Digitisation of The Bacchus Marsh Express Newspapers

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative
Awarded $15,000
BADAC: 40 Years Strong

Beaumaris Modern Inc.
Awarded $2,010
Beaumaris Modern Walking Tour App

Benalla Aviation Museum Inc.
Awarded $1,320
Museum Information Signage

Bonnie Doon Recreation Reserve Inc.
Awarded $3,000
Historical timeline and details of the Bonnie Doon Recreation Reserve

Carlton Community History Group Inc.
Awarded $2,030
Digitisation and preservation of oral history interviews and talks

Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge
Awarded $7,800
70 years in the making: Capturing the history of billy cart racing in Castlemaine

Colac and District Family History Group Inc.
Awarded $2,098
Computer to Digitise Colac and District Family History

Collingwood Children's Farm (CCF)
Awarded $15,000
Shared Histories

Creswick Museum - Hepburn Shire
Awarded $4,350
Purchase and installation of compactus unit for the Creswick Museum Research Centre

Creswick Railway Workshops Assoc Inc.
Awarded $8,330
Creswick Interactive History Installation: 100 Years of Culture Change

Dried Fruits Australia
Awarded $15,000
Dried Vine Fruits Industry: Preservation of 100 years of History Stage Two

Echuca Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $15,000
Digitise and Archive 6493 pages 2001,2002 Riverine Herald

Environment Victoria Inc.
Awarded $13,875
50 years of protecting Victoria’s environment

Euroa Historical Genealogical Society
Awarded $1,200
Security Cameras

Fire Services Museum of Victoria
Awarded $5,714
Mosaic Upgrade and Enhancement

Gippstown Reserve Committee of Management
Awarded $5,200
Old Gippstown Heritage Buildings and Collections History Website

Horsham Historical Society
Awarded $2,049
Computers for public access to view our digitised collection

Kew Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $14,500
Conserving the former City of Kew's Mayoral Portraits

Kilmore General Cemetery Trust
Awarded $5,350
Kilmore General Cemetery records conservation project

Kinglake Historical Society
Awarded $4,950
Kinglake District Archival Storage

Kow Plains Homestead Committee (Mildura Rural City Council)
Awarded $6,000
Kow Plains and Beyond Revisited 1849-2019

Leongatha and District Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $2,220
The Leongatha Historical Society equipment project

Lilydale and District Historical Society
Awarded $6,989
Digitisation of the Lilydale Express newspaper 1900-1913 and 1919-1920

Longwarry and District History Group Inc.
Awarded $3,930
Historical Photo Display Panels

Melbourne Legacy
Awarded $7,225
Digitisation of important historical films from the Melbourne Legacy Archives

Merrigum and District Historical and Educational Society Inc.
Awarded $1,400
Making a Digital Merrigum

Nillumbik Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $1,858
Digitising, Preserving and Sharing Documents and Artefacts from Diamond Creek's Historical Society

Nuggetty Land Protection Group
Awarded $7,200
Nuggetty Oral History

Old Geelong Football Club
Awarded $1,000
Old Geelong Football Club Year by Year Web History Project

Port Fairy Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $8,492
Equip a new purpose built archive facility

Quambatook Historical Centre Inc.
Awarded $1,500
Remembering Quambatook History as told by the Towns older residents

Ringwood and District Historical Society
Awarded $1,944
Establish Scanning Workstation (overhead scanner) for Large Documents

RMIT Design Archives
Awarded $11,200
Creating culture through clothes 1980s to 1990s: the Sara Thorn fashion archive

Sale Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $4,362
Archive Development 2019-2020

Skipton and District Historical Society
Awarded $10,500
Digitisation and upload to Trove of the Skipton Standard, part 1, 1914-1928

Smythesdale Cemetery Trust
Awarded $14,592
Smythesdale Cemetery Trust - A Tribute to the Women of the District

Sunbury Family History Society Inc.
Awarded $15,000
Digitisation: The Sunbury News

Tatura and District Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $15,000
Tatura Guardian Digitisation

The Chaffey Trail Reference Group
Awarded $13,068
Chaffey Trail Ambassador Program

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service
Awarded $6,000
Tweddle 2020 - From the First 100 Years to the First 1,000 days

Valencia Soldier's Memorial Hall Committee
Awarded $2,500
Digitisation and preserving of 1950s-60s local films

Wandong History Group Inc.
Awarded $2,259
Purchase new equipment

Warburton Fire Brigade - Country Fire Authority
Awarded $7,800
Warburton Community Fire History

Warragul and District Historical Society
Awarded $4,182
Digitisation of film and audio tape records of local history

West Wimmera Shire Council (Kaniva Historical Museum) 
Awarded $14,836
Digitising Lawloit Times 1910-1929

Wodonga Historical Society Inc.
Awarded $14,414
Extending coverage of the Albury Banner and Wodonga Express

Yarra Libraries (City of Yarra)
Awarded $1,494
Digitisation of Fitzroy Cricket Club Annual Reports 1896-1986