Everyone's a winner at the Victorian Community History Awards
The major prize-winner in the Victorian Community History Awards this year was Maree Coote for her beautiful book "The Art of Being Melbourne."
The book is richly illustrated with artists' views of Melbourne from early colonial artists to modern and comtemporary art, thoughtfully analysed by the author. For the judges' full comments on this work, and on the work of the other category winners and commendations see the RHSV for downloadable .pdf brochure.
Along with the winners' booklet, there is a further .pdf listing of every entry in the Victorian Community History Awards 2012.
You can also download the 2011 winners and commendations brochure.
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria was formed in 1909 and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria.
With the support of a large number of volunteers, the RHSV provides a full program of activities (e.g. lectures, seminars, excursions and exhibitions) for the benefit of members and the general public. The Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, a reviewed journal and books of historical interest.