About the award
Established in 1999, the Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) are held annually to recognise the contributions made by Victorians in the preservation of the state’s fascinating history, published during the previous year.
Presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards celebrate the people involved in community history projects who are dedicated to telling local stories which help all Victorians to better understand their past.
We are pleased to announce that the name of the prize for most outstanding work has been renamed the Victorian Premier's History Award, reflecting the importance of this award to Victorian historical research.
Download the entry form here.
ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 AWARDS HAVE NOW CLOSED.
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
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
Cultural Diversity Award
Wadaddi Nabadda. Paths to Peace. Voices of the Somali Speaking Community by Anne Doyle
Olympic Adult Education
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
Centenary of WW1 Award
Home Front Ballarat WW1 Website: www.ballaratww1.org.au
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
History Article (Peer Reviewed) Award
Beyond Failure and Success: The Soldier Settlement on Ercildoune Road by James Kirby
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 historyvictoria.org.au