Last updated:

August 25, 2021

Recipients of the 2020-2021 Local History Grant Program are listed below. Congratulations to all recipients!

All The Queens Men for Geraldine Cook
Dispatches from the Frontline
Awarded $14,000 

Arapiles Historical Society Inc.
Purchase & installation of Museum quality protective display cabinets
Awarded $7,470

Australian Cardijn Institute Cooperative Ltd
Documenting Highett YCW History: Cataloguing, Digitising and Oral History
Awarded 1,842.30

Australian Jazz Museum Inc. / Victorian Jazz Archive
Victorian Jazz Musicians Video oral history project 2021
Awarded $6,000

Barham Koondrook Historical Society Incorporated
Preserving  Victorian history in Koondrook
Awarded $3,147.80

Beeac Progress Association
Digitisation of Minute Book dating back to 1922
Awarded $490

Beleura House & Garden
Interpreting Beleura's Collection
Awarded $6,400

Benalla Historical Society Inc.
Digitisation of Benalla Standard newspapers 1932 – 1940
Awarded $15,000

Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society Inc.
The Elmore Standard digitisation project 1912-1920
Awarded  $5,000

Berriwillock Memory Bank
Significance assessment report for the Berriwillock Memory Bank
Awarded  $4,900

The Boîte Vic Inc.
The Boîte Digitisation Project
Awarded  $6,622

Brunswick Women's Choir
30 Years of the Brunswick Women’s Choir: Digitising our audio visual archives
Awarded  $1,860

Bunyip Historical Society
Bunyip Garfield Express Digitisation
Awarded  11,748.14

Castlemaine Historical Society Inc. 
Conservation and preservation of significant historic records and archives
Awarded  $2,348

Chewton Domain Society
Chewton People and Places Collection of the 1851 Gold Rush onwards 
Awarded  $6,050

City of Greater Dandenong
We built this City: a collaborative interpretation project 
 Awarded  $15,000

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
Small profit and quick returns: The story of Oliver Gilpin's drapery chain.
Awarded  $1,538.18 

Community Radio Federation/3CR Community Radio
Underfoot: The Facility
Awarded  $8,000

Duldig Studio - Museum and Sculpture Garden
Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden Photography Archive Project
Awarded  $6,199.90

Dunmunkle Sump Oilers machinery preservation Inc. 
Public Photo Display
Awarded  $500

East Loddon Historical Society Inc. 
Dingee Bush Nursing Centre Centenary 1923-2023 Digitisation Conservation Project
Awarded  $7,722.50

Footscray Primary School
'Tell it Like It Was' Oral History Project
$14,080

Fort Queenscliff Heritage Association Inc. 
Fort Queenscliff tour guides portable PA system
Awarded  $3,300

Forum on Australia's Islamic Relations 
Hosh Bulduk (We are welcomed): A Turkish Migration Story
Awarded  $14,750

Friends of Lake Modewarre
A brief history of Lake Modewarre and its environs
Awarded  $2,300

Gasworks Arts Park
Gasworks Arts Park Historical Tours
Awarded  $9,000

Gippstown Reserve Committee of Management
Horse-Drawn Vehicles Signage
Awarded  $2,497

Glen Eira Historical Society
Caulfield Historical Society Newsletter digtisation project
Awarded  $500

Golden Plains Shire Council
Golden Plains Stories: Community History Interactive Web Exhibition Project
Awarded  $14,822

Heidelberg Historical Society Inc.
Conservation treatment of Heidelberg's Busy Bee Signature Quilt
$7,550

Hopetoun & District Historical Society Inc. 
Know the past: Hopetoun's History on View Information succinctly available
Awarded  $4,152.9

John Pierce Centre
JPC Deaf Community Victoria Archives Project
Awarded  $7,160

Kilmore Historical Society
Transposing Cassette Audio tapes into MP3 format
Awarded  $1,536

Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc.
Mining Maldon's Tarrangower Times
Awarded $11,551

Maryborough Midlands Historical Society
Rosa Outtrim's Album
Awarded  $2,860

Mirboo and District Historical Society Inc. 
Photographs for Cataloguing Collection
Awarded  $879

Mornington and District Historical Society Inc.
Mornington Museum: Interpretive Panels and Vinyl Cut Lettering
Awarded  $3,036

Murchison & District Historical Society Inc.
Art Captured : an eBook
Awarded  $1,850

Museum of Chinese Australian History
Chinese Australian Whispers: A podcast about Chinese Australian family stories
Awarded  $15,000

Nagambie & District Historical Society Inc.
Nagambie Times digitisation project
Awarded  $11,408.32

Omeo Historical Society Inc.
Significance assessment, Omeo Courthouse document collection
Awarded  $6,000

Palais Arts Fund Inc. 
Palais Oral History Project
Awarded  $14,904

Red Rock District Progress Association
Cororooke Open Space History Trail descriptive signs and Diprotodon footprints.
Awarded  $4,379

Robina Scott Kindergarten
Digitisation of Robina Scott Kindergarten Historic Photographs
Awarded  $2,615.36

Selby Community House
Finding the People’s Voice: the Untold History of Selby Community House
Awarded  $5,000

Storyscape
Yalinguth mobile app & augmented reality experience 
Awarded  $15,000

Trentham and District Historical Society
Trentham and District Historical Society website
Awarded  $4,682

Victorian Goldfields Railway
Integration of audio into exhibits : VGR Heritage Interpretation Centre
Awarded  $5,000

Warracknabeal Cemetery Trust
Warracknabeal Cemetery Public Historical Record
Awarded $6,287.82

Wellsprings for Women
Migrant Women Shaping the Cultural Landscape of Dandenong
Awarded $15,000

Western Bulldogs Heritage Working Group
Bulldog Museum Collection Storage project
Awarded  $4,986

Wooragee Landcare Group Inc. 
Wooragee Landcare Oral History and Digitisation Project
Awarded  $5,952