A series of resources held by the RHSV linked to the new Australian History Curriculum, and designed to aid in the interpretation and analysis of images and help develop an understanding of the past.
The first in this series relates to Australian Involvement in World War I – the places where Australians fought and the nature of warfare (Year 9 topic). Resources are provided for each of five themes: Gallipoli; Sinai and Palestine; Western Front; Women in War; Representing War.
Students may use the visual material and the associated questions on their own. Alternatively, these may be used as a resource by teachers. It is hoped that both teachers and students will become aware of the valuable resources held by the RHSV and be encouraged to use our catalogue further.
The next in the series will provide images of life and working conditions in Australia in 1900.
Unfortunately I was not able to track down all those whose work received the judges' Commendation, but here is a selection of the ones I managed to photograph. Please let me know if I have any names wrong.
Jill Wheeler received a Commendation for Linton Makes History: an Australian Goldfields Town and its Past.
Tonya Lewis accepted a Commendation in the Collaborative Community Award for Moreland City Libraries and other groups for a USB and website: moreland.vic.gov.au/libraries/library-services/local-and-family-history/remembering-WW1.
Claire McGregor and Rose King accepted the award in the Historical Interpretation category for their Upper Plenty History Exhibition.
Sue Leong accepted the Multimedia History Award for Postcards from Port: an audiovisual retrospective of Port Melbourne, DVD.
Lucy Sussex received the History Publication Award for her book Blockbuster! Fergus Hume & the Mystery of a Hansom Cab.
Fiona Poulton and Katherine Sheedy accepted the Local History - Small Publication Award for Boroondara Remembers: stories of World War 1.
Alistair Thomson won the inaugural History Article (Peer Reviewed) Award for Anzac Memories Revisited: Trauma, Memory and Oral History. The article was published in the Oral History Review, Volume 42, Issue 1, Winter/Spring 2015, pp 1-29, Oxford University Press.
Apologies to the last three winning entries which avoided my camera lens, but warmest congratulations to them and all the winners. It has been a big day at the Victorian Community History awards, so the next tranche of photos of those who received Commendations, will have to wait until the morrow.
The quality of the photos is not especially good, but the higher quality professional photos will become available on the Public Records Office Victoria in due course. I will let everyone know when that happens.