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Entries opened 1 June 2016 and closed 2pm Friday 29 July 2016. Winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony held on the 17th of October 2016 at the Arts Centre. Congratulations to all of the 2016 winners:


Victorian Community History Award

These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria

by Pam Baragwanath and Ken James

Published by the authors


Judges’ Special Prize

Reckoning: A Memoir

by Magda Szubanski

Text Publishing


Collaborative Community Award

Breaking Out: Memories of Melbourne in the 1970s

edited by Susan Blackburn

Hale & Iremonger


Local History Project Award

‘We Are All of One Blood’. A History of the Djabwurrung Aboriginal People of Western Victoria, 1836-1901

by Ian D. Clark



History Publication Award

Hector: The Story of Hector Crawford and Crawford Productions

by Rozzi Bazzani



Local History Small Publication Award

The Village of Ripponlea

by Judith Buckrich

Lauranton Books


Cultural Diversity Award

Wadaddi Nabadda. Paths to Peace. Voices of the Somali Speaking Community

by Anne Doyle

Olympic Adult Education


Multimedia Award

We Remember: Honouring the Service & Sacrifice of Local Veterans and the Wangaratta Community During WW1

DVD and Website

Rural City of Wangaratta


Historical Interpretation Award

Duldig Studio Documentaries

by Eva de Jong-Duldig and Dr David Smith

Duldig Studio


Centenary of WW1 Award

Home Front Ballarat WW1


Ballarat & District Genealogical Society


History Article (Peer Reviewed) Award

Beyond Failure and Success: The Soldier Settlement on Ercildoune Road

by James Kirby

Provenance Journal


Download the winners booklet to learn more about each winner and view the list of commendations.

For more information about the Victorian Community History Awards visit

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