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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.

View the Minister's media release here. 

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Anglesea and District Historical Society Inc.
ADHS historical collection significance assessment and preservation needs assessment
Awarded $11,000

Apollo Bay and District Historical Society Inc.
Apollo Bay: Showcasing our past
Awarded $9,230.30

Australian Queer Archives Inc. (AQuA)
Digitisation of social health press clippings collection
Awarded $14,360.28

Broadford and District Historical Society Inc.
Digitisation of the Broadford Courier 1951-1965
Awarded $14,000

Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
The voices and memories of our people 
Awarded $14,500

Camperdown and District Historical Society
Digitising Western Press and Hampden Guardian to Trove
Awarded $5,024.25

Castlemaine Art Museum
Collection audit, rehousing, and preparation for significance assessment
Awarded $11,969

Central Highlands Broadcasting Inc.
Victorian Women’s Football League oral history project
Awarded $8,400

Chiltern Athenaeum Museum Incorporated
From swamp to swimming pool - interpretative signage depicting the history of the Chiltern Swimming Pool
Awarded $4,000

Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia Inc.
Scanning and digitising images and documents relating to Melbourne City and Suburban Theatres and Cinemas
Awarded $1,900

East Gippsland Shire Council
Public record creatives: Engaging and historical records in public space through placemaking 
Awarded $5,616.25

Fire Services Museum of Victoria
Display enhancement/enablement
Awarded $2,028.17

Geelong Regional Library Corporation
Inviting First Nations People to explore the GHC archive and connected contemporary oral history project
Awarded $15,000

Golden Square Pool Inc. 
Golden Square Pool celebrates its history - interpretative signage project
Awarded $4,096.40

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
BOLD BLACK AND BRILLIANT – Archiving 30 years history of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Awarded $14,675

Islamic Museum of Australia
Missing voices: Auslan translations
Awarded $6,963.27

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
On the land of the Bunurong: An audio history of the art and architecture of Frankston
Awarded $11,199

Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio
Victoria’s electronic music pioneers – in their own words
Awarded $12,150

Melbourne Fringe
Publication of a history of Melbourne Fringe
Awarded $7,500

Memories of Monsalvat – The people who shaped its life and art
Awarded $2,700

Mornington Lifesaving Club Inc.
Commemorate the historical significance of Mornington LSC's establishment, with interpretive signage and documentary
Awarded $13,453.39

Musculoskeletal Australia 
Digitisation and cataloguing of MSK’s photographic collection part 2
Awarded $8,100

Nagambie Historical Society Inc.
Nagambie Museum upgrade
Awarded $11,258.50

National Wool Museum
Collecting bluestone memories: An oral history project
Awarded $13,150

Phillip Island Historical Society
Digital storytelling for the new museum
Awarded $14,960

Port Albert Maritime Museum
The move to a digitised collection
Awarded $14,695

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Inc.
Install permanent interpretative signage on outdoor exhibits
Awarded $5,500

Sandy Point Community Group Incorporated
Sandy Point Historical interpretive signs project
Awarded 8,015.27

Sandy the War Horse Memorial Committee Inc. 
Sandy the War Horse memorial
Awarded $6,218.12

Scout Heritage Victoria
Digitisation of historic scouting films
Awarded $5,480

Sunshine and District Historical Society
Sunshine Technical School 1913-1991: A secondary school for the working-classes
Awarded $6,406.10

Talbot Arts and Historical Museum
Cataloguing and access to Talbot Museum’s collections and historical data
Awarded $2,070

The Cancer Council Victoria
Tracing paediatric cancer treatment in Victoria
Awarded $5,000

The Pride Fund Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Victorian Pride Centre
The making of the Pride Centre
Awarded $8,900

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Ltd
Digitising historical audio visual materials and paper records 
Awarded $3,500

Victoria University – Aboriginal History Archive
Capturing stories from the Aboriginal History Archive photo collection
Awarded $15,000

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
VAHS Video Collection: Aboriginal politics community and health
Awarded $14,445

Villa Alba Museum Inc.
Conserving and digitising the VAMI archives
Awarded $8,434.65

Warrandyte Historical Society
The Warrandyte Diary newspaper digitisation project 1970-2014
Awarded $6,058.19

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.

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