Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Some more winners at the Awards

The 2012 Victorian Community History Awards were held this afternoon at the Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria.   While waiting for the official photos, here are some unofficial photos taken of some of the happy cateogory winners:'

Lyn Skillern with past RHSV President Professor Weston Bate.
Lyn Skillern recieved an award on behalf of herself and others of the Leongatha Secondary College in the category:  Collaborative Community History Award.

The result of their collaboration was the book, From Inkwell to Internet:  a century of State Secondary Education in Leongatha.

Gib Wettenhall with his winning publication.
In the category   Historical Interpretation Award, Gib Wettenhall was the winner with his Goldfields Track Walking Guide. 

Gib took out the Overall Award in 2011 with The People of Budj Bim.

Ken McKimmie
Another winner, this time in the category Local History - Small Publication Award.  Ken's book is Chewton Then and Now: A series of studies investigating change over time in the former Mount Alexander goldfield town of Forest Creek later known as Chewton.

Congratulations to these and all the other winners and recipients of commendations.   We also congratulate all the entrants in the Victorian Community History Awards.  To devise, carry out and complete an historical project to the point where it can be entered in the awards is an achievement in its own right, and you are all winners.

Don't forget that all the entries in the 2012 Victorian Community History Awards are currently being exhibited at the RHSV headquarters, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne from now until Friday 26 October, between 10 am and 4 pm.

Next week, the winners and commended entries will be exhibited in the foyer of the RHSV headquarters. 

Lose yourself in history!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congrats to all, but especially to Gippslander Lyn Skillern. Well done all.