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The 2022 Victorian Community History Awards were presented at the Arts Centre on the 21st of October by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. See below for the full list of winners and commendations:

Victorian Premier’s History Award

  • WINNER Vandemonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria by Janet McCalman

Judges’ Special Prize

Collaborative Community History Award winner and commendation

  • WINNER Still on Track: 100 Years of the Melbourne Women’s Walking Club by Melbourne Women's Walking Club
  • Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues: 30 Years by Adrian and Andra Jackson

Local History Project Award winner and commendation 

Small Organisation History Project Award winner and commendation

  • WINNER Red Cliffs Recollections: A Century of Soldier Settlement 1921‒2021 by Helen Petschel, Christine Cook and Matthew Cook (Red Cliffs Historical Society)
  • Early Days: Greensborough and St Helena, Volume 1, Greensborough 1837‒1860 and St Helena 1840‒1900 by Greensborough Historical Society

History Publication Award winner and commendations

  • WINNER The Women of Little Lon by Barbara Minchinton
  • Across Bass Strait: Inter-Colonial Trade in Meat and Livestock by Jane L. Lennon
  • Charles Strong’s Australian Church: Christian Social Activism 1885-1917 by Marion Maddox
  • The Architecture of Devotion: James Goold and His Legacies in Colonial Melbourne by Jaynie Anderson, Max Vodola and Shane Carmody

Small History Publication Award winner and commendations

Digital Storytelling Award winner and commendation

Community Diversity Award winner and commendations

  • WINNER Heritage Making and Migrant Subjects in the Deindustrialising Region of the Latrobe Valley by Alexandra Dellios
  • A History of Trans Health Care in Australia by AusPATH and Noah Riseman
  • A Sort of History of Me, My Family and a Cow Named Gina by Sebastian J. ‘Sam’ Gatto
  • William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story by Bain Attwood

Oral History Award winner and commendations (presented in collaboration with Oral History Victoria)

History Interpretation Award winner and commendation

  • WINNER Extinct: Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife by Benjamin Gray
  • Truth, Beauty and Utility: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Heidelberg by Heidelberg Historical Society, 2022

History Article Award winner and commendations


For more information on the Victorian Community History Awards, or to request any changes or additions to this page, email Tara Oldfield at

The Victorian Community History Awards are supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund.


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