Victorian Community History Award Shortlist Announced

Victorian Community History Awards Nominees 2019 - photo courtesy of Public Record Office VictoriaThe Victorian Government is ensuring our State’s proud history is not forgotten by acknowledging those who work to preserve it. This year, 42 community history publications and projects from across the state have been shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards, which recognise the contributions of Victorians in the preservation of local history.

The 2019 nominees include 25 print publications and 17 history projects, from popular novels such as Chloe Hooper’s The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire and journalist George Megalogenis’ The Football Solution: How Richmond’s Premiership Can Save Australia to an audio tour of Ballarat and a property database of Phillip Island.

Prominent Victorians are the subject of some of the projects, such as public servant and civil engineer Carlo Catani, famed doctor Mary De Garis, artists Mirka and George Mora, as well as Leonard French, who designed and created the stain glass ceiling in the NGV’s Great Hall.

All the shortlisted nominees are up for cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000 – with one to be named the winner of the $5,000 Victorian Premier’s History Award. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings will announce the major award and category award winners at a ceremony at the Arts Centre on 14 October 2019.

For more information and shortlisted nominees, visit: www.prov.vic.gov.au for details.

Image: Victorian Community History Awards Nominees 2019 – photo courtesy of Public Record Office Victoria

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