Friday, 21 October 2011

Victorian Community History Awards 2011

The Victorian Community History Awards were presented yesterday.  Steve Grimwade, Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival, addresses the gathering at Queen's Hall, Parliament House.

The overall winner was The People of Budj Bim by the Gunditjmara people with Gib Wettenhall.

While we are awaiting the official photos, here are some of some happy recipients of a Commendation:

Liz Coady, who is a member of the Newstead Historical Society, was pleased with  a Commendation in the category of "Best Collaborative/Community Work" for The Thomas Martin Letter:  memories of Strangways and Newstead.

Liz is also a volunteer at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Another couple of happy folk are Garry & Jan Wallden from the Katandra and District History Group, which entered the book Hope and Hardship:  an Account of Soldier and Closer Settlement in the Katandra District 1919 to 1933.  This book received a Commendation in the category of "Best Community Research, Register, Records".

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