Community History Awards

The Public Record Office of Victoria is administering this year’s Community History Awards, which previously were hosted by Information Victoria. Presented by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, the awards “recognise the contributions made by Victorians to the preservation of Victoria’s heritage”.

Although books dominate the award winners' lists, winners also include CDs, museum exhibitions and, among last year’s winners, a local history tour and a tour of the Yarra river. Award categories (most of which have a cash prize of $2000) include best collaborative community work; best publication (commercial and community-based); best exhibition; best community research, registers and records; best walk or tour; and a judges’ discretionary prize (if appropriate). Last year’s overall winner was Jenny Davies' book on Flinders Street station, Beyond the Facade.

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