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On 12 June 2024, the Minister for Government Services announced the projects that will share in $350,000 as part of round 22 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 RSL Sub-branch Inc.     
Anglesea & District War Memorial Website    
Awarded $5,650.00

Ballarat and District Genealogical Society Inc.     
The Courier (Ballarat) 1886-1894 Digitised and uploaded to TROVE    
Awarded $14,278.60

Bendigo Heritage Attractions     
Recording Oral Histories: The Story of Bendigo Tramways and Central Deborah Gold    
Awarded $9,712.58

Birregurra District Historical Centre    
Historic Homes of Birregurra: A digitisation and E-publication initiative    
Awarded $6,299.26

Box Hill Historical Society Inc.     
Digitizing the Box Hill Reporter 1931-1940    
Awarded $5,400.00

Campaspe Shire Council     
Port of Echuca Mixed Media Digitisation Project    
Awarded $8,539.08

Camperdown P&A Society Inc.     
From Boulders and Bracken: 150 years of the Camperdown Showgrounds    
Awarded $2,012.90

Casterton and District Historical Society Inc.     
Digitisation/Computerisation of CDHS Collection & Catalogue    
Awarded $6,880.00

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat     
Eureka, Marriages and Births: the earliest Catholic registers in Ballarat    
Awarded $3,840.00

City of Ballarat Libraries     
From the 1862 Ballarat Library - conserving volumes from before the goldrush    
Awarded $10,000.00

City of Melbourne Libraries     
Significance Assessment North Melbourne Library Local History Collection    
Awarded $11,200.00

Deafblind Victoria     
Touching lives: A history of the Deafblind community in Victoria    
Awarded $13,465.50

East Gippsland Historical Society Inc.     
Fred Whiting Negative Collection Digitisation project    
Awarded $11,357.50

Eastern Community Legal Centre     
Human Rights; Fairness and Justice - 50 years of Eastern Community Legal Centre    
Awarded $15,000.00

Ethnic Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria Ltd     
3ZZZ Ethnic Radio Oral Histories    
Awarded $14,950.00

Euroa Historical Genealogical Society    
Preservation of collections at the Euroa Farmers Arms Museum    
Awarded $670.05

Fitzroy Learning Network     
The Neighbourhood House and its impact on people and place    
Awarded $10,000.00

Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society Inc.    
The Horticultural Heritage of Mount Macedon: Charting the rich history    
Awarded $13,292.80

Glen Eira Historical Society     
Echoes of hooves - 170 years of racehorses around Caulfield    
Awarded $8,000.00

Golden Square Fire Brigade     
Pioneers refurbishment    
Awarded $11,000.00

Hastings-Western Port Historical Society     
Textile conservation project    
Awarded $2,830.14

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery Museum Incorporated     
Eucalyptus Story AV Stands    
Awarded $2,316.27

Kaniva and District Progress and Action Association     
Awarded $14,882.75

Millgrove Residents Action Group Inc.    
Digitising and Publishing Millgrove's History    
Awarded $5,500.00

Monash Student Association     
Monash Student Community Archive: Oral History Project - (Phase 1)    
Awarded $14,900.00

Mount Rouse & District Historical Society Inc.     
Digitisation of the Penshurst Free Press    
Awarded $4,000.00

Nhill Silo Heritage Project     
Nhill Noske Silo Documentation Conservation Project    
Awarded $3,334.20

North Richmond Community Health Centre     
North Richmond Community Health 50th Anniversary History Project    
Awarded $14,909.80

Oral History Victoria     
Guide to Creating and Preserving Victorian Community Oral History    
Awarded $14,720.00

Otway Districts Historical Society Inc.     
Beech Forest Walking Tour Audio & QR Project    
Awarded $2,291.00

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre     
The Peter Mac 75th Anniversary Cataloguing Project    
Awarded $9,140.00

Port Fairy Ghost Stories Inc.     
Digitization of early Port Fairy (Belfast) newspapers    
Awarded $12,586.00

Royal Geelong Agricultural and Pastoral Society    
Interpretative Signage for the Vintage Machinery display    
Awarded $2,074.22

Save Civic Hall Inc.     
The People's Hall: Ballarat's Civic Hall History E-book    
Awarded $14,850.00

Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation)     
Taungurung Artefact Digitisation and Cataloguing    
Awarded $13,545.00

The Rutherglen Gold Battery Community Asset Committee     
The Rutherglen and Indigo Gold Diggings Storyboard    
Awarded $840.00

Torquay Museum Without Walls Inc.    
Memory Lab    
Awarded $4,026.36

Wangaratta Family History Society Inc.    
Preserving The Past    
Awarded $15,000.00

Wangaratta Players Inc.    
The Wangaratta Players Archive Project    
Awarded $10,115.60

Warrandyte Mechanics Institute and Arts Association Inc.     
Preserving the association’s documented history in a bush-fire prone environment    
Awarded $3,106.00

West Wimmera Shire Council     
A history of Serviceton Railway Station with Les Millikin    
Awarded $1,700.00

Wonthaggi & District Historical Society    
Black Dust & Community Strength: A digital history of Wonthaggi and district    
Awarded $7,150.00

These Local History Grants were supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund.

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