Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Commendations in the VCHA 2015

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:

Claire McGregor and Rose King accepted the award in the Historical Interpretation category for their Upper Plenty History Exhibition.

PROV puts 2015 Community History Awards Photos on Flickr

RHSV President Don Garden, Meredith Fletcher, and the Keeper of Public Records in Victoria Justine Heazlewood at the Awards on Monday.
Photo courtesy of the Public Record Office Flickr, where you can see more of the official photos.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Full list of Winners and Commendations for the 2015 VCHA

You can download the full list of winners and commendations in the 2015 Victorian Community History Awards from the RHSV website.

The last group of winners from the VCHA 2015

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.

More Winners at the VCHA 2015

John and Gillian Francis were the editors of Strewth! An Insight into Local Involvement in World War One, which won the Local History Project Award.

Helen Doyle on the right with Clare Wright on the left.  Helen received the award for Suburbs at War: the Cities of Malvern and Prahran during the Great War, in the category Centenary of World War One Award. 
Meyer Eidelson won the Historical Interpretation Award for his work Melbourne Dreaming: a guide to important places of the past and present.  Meyer also received a Commendation for Yalukit Willam: the river people of Port Phillip in the Local History - Small Publication Award.

Victorian Community History Awards 2015

A very pleased winner of the Victorian Community History Award 2015 is Meredith Fletcher, for her biography of Jean Galbraith: writer in a valley.

Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison was surprised and pleased to receive the Judges' Special Prize for the history of his own family, Lost Relations: Fortunes of My Family in Australia's Golden Age.

Craig Cormick was the editor of the winner of the Collaborative Community Award - Ned Kelly Under the Microscope: Solving the Forensic Mystery of Ned Kelly's Remains.

A big day at the RHSV

This morning the RHSV was pleased to receive a visit from the Minister for Planning, the Honorable Richard Wynne, MLA.  The Minister is shown here in company with the RHSV President Associate Professor Don Garden, and the RHSV Ambassador, Catherine Andrews.