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. History can be interpreted and shared in a variety of ways.

We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Victorian Community History Awards. Download the entry form here. 
 

Last year 

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
CreateSpace

History Publication Award
Hector: The Story of Hector Crawford and Crawford Productions by Rozzi Bazzani
Arcadia

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 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
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 historyvictoria.org.au