There were two application periods in 2006-07, and a total of 91 grants were awarded.
October 2006 Recipients
Bayswater Bullets Little Athletics Club
Bayswater Bullets Little Athletics Club 40th Anniversary History Project.
Beaufort Historical Society Inc
Binding of Riponshire Advocate newspaper
Benjeroop Public Hall Inc
Benjeroop & District Historic MarkersÂ Â Awarded: $1,200
Bright & District Historical Society Inc
Buckland Valley Gold Field Riot Commemoration 1857-2007
Buchan Heritage Group Inc
The Pasture Seekers -The Stories of Buchan and District Pioneers
Casterton District Historical Society Inc
Purchase of Microfilm Reader/Printer
Charlton Lawn Tennis Club Inc
125 Years of Tennis in Charlton
Dandenong and District Historical Society
Preservation of photo collection
Echuca-Moama Family History Group Inc
Acquire 110 rolls microfilm of the Riverine Herald newspaper
Essendon Historical Society
Moonee Ponds Courthouse & Precinct Exhibition
Frankston Historical Society Inc
The Life & Times of Ballam Park Homestead
Friends of Box Ironbark Forests
Charlie Sanger: The Last Victorian Bushranger
Glen Iris Hartwell Uniting Church
Glen Iris Hartwell Uniting Church Local Community Heritage Project
Hastings Western Port Historical Society Inc
Healesville and District Historical Society
A History of Healesville’s Guest Houses
Hepburn Shire Council
Microfilming of Creswick Advertiser newspaper
History Council of Victoria
Promoting Victorian Community History in Victorian Secondary Schools
Hopetown and District Historical Society
Digital Copying of Photos, Documents & Newspaper
Inverleigh Historical Society
Inverleigh at War – The Impact of the First & Second World Wars on a Small Victorian Community
Katamatite Historical Society Inc
History of Katamatite
Linton & District Historical Society Inc
Chinese Interpretive Board
Loddon Neighbourhood House
Wedderburn and Districts Historical Memories
Longwarry Hall Committee of Management Inc
Fraser Siding Historical Display
Melbourne‘s Living Museum of The West
Mildura Rowing Club Inc
The Mildura Rowing Club – 1923 to 2006
Minyip and District Historical Society Inc
Photocopier and Map Drawer Project
Murrayville Liaison Committee
History of Murrayville & District
Newstead & District Historical Society Inc
Indexing of Mount Alexander Mail 1904-1960
Red Cliffs Secondary College
Every Day Heroes
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Develop management tools for local historical societies published to CD ROM & the web
Ruffy Primary School 120 Commemoration Committee
From Pioneer to Present and beyond in the Ruffy Tablelands
Sandhurst Football Netball Club
Sandhurst Football Netball Club – Towards 150
South Gippsland Conservation Society Inc
History of the South Gippsland Conservation Society
Strzelecki Public Hall Inc
The Spirit of Strzelecki
Sunbury Family History Society
Updating Kyneton Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions to CD
Swan Hill Genealogical and Historical Society
Copying of Swan Hill Guardian 1965-1980
Pioneer Settlement Museum
Takasuka 100th Year Celebration
The Museum of Chinese Australian History
Chinatown: After the Gold Rush
Upper Murray Historical Society Inc
Digitisation of Corryong Couriers
Wycheproof Historical Society Inc
Did they live in the Mallee
June 2007 Recipients
Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
Bendigo Mining Fatalities 1856 – 2005
Book detailing the biographies of over 1,000 men who have died as a result of mining accidents in the Bendigo area.
Ballarat City Rowing Club
History of Ballarat Regatta – Australia’s Inland Henley 1862-2002
Book that will bring together the history of the Ballarat Regatta demonstrating the sporting, social, cultural and financial impact it has had on Ballarat over 140 years.
Bena Community Group Inc
Bena and District History Collection
Collation and recording of local historic information and in its final publication as a book and DVD.
Birchip Historical Society Inc
Purchase acid-free storage boxes
Catalogue and store paper documents, certificates, newspapers, memorabilia, and textiles.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and Preston Historical Society
Bundoora Homestead: The SmithFamily Era 1899 – 1920 publication
Publish the stories of the people who lived at Bundoora Homestead covering the Smith family who owned the Homestead and their staff.
Castlemaine Historical Society Inc
Newspaper Editorials Index 1862-1883
Database of editorials from two Castlemaine Newspapers; “Our Daily News” (1862 – 1869) and “Castlemaine Leader” (1870 – 1883).
Charlton Golden Grains Museum Inc
Digitisation, storage and reproduction of photographic collection
Scan and archive historical photo collection. Reproduce photos and display in new albums.
Civil Aviation Historical Society
Essendon and Melbourne Airports Historical Photographic Display
Produce portable displays, comprising photographs, maps and text relating to the history of Essendon and Melbourne Airports.
Collingwood Historical Society Inc
Hotels of Collingwood
Online guide to each of Collingwood’s existing and former hotels.
Dunkeld and District Historical Museum
Local Film Collection
Archiving a collection of films (approx 300 hours) belonging to a deceased estate, which detail the social history of the wider Dunkeld district over approximately 75 years.
Dunolly Hospital History Group
A 150 Year History of Dunolly Hospital – A Community Perspective
Collect historical sources of the history of the hospital and develop a printed publication.
Echuca Historical Society Inc
Echuca 1882 Hospital Theatre exhibit
Establish an archival museum/history room in the original 1882 Operating theatre at Echuca District Hospital.
El Dorado Museum Association Inc
Photographic Restoration Display & StorageAwarded: $1,000
Repair and restore from originals and negatives, several hundred photos depicting El Dorado mining and social history from the 1850s to the 1950s for archival and display purposes.
Friends of Mount Alexander Diggings Inc
Mount Tarrengower Interpretive Signage
Design and construct four enamelled display boards which will tell the story of the history of the Mount Tarrengower lookout tower, the operation and history of the fire lookout, local geology/vegetation etc.
Gannawarra Shire Council
Major Mitchell’s Campsite Revisited
Replace the only Major Thomas Mitchell Campsite sign in the Shire of Gannawarra.
Geelong Voices Oral History Project Completion of Audio Archiving
Archiving of recorded oral history in the form of over 220 audio tapes of interviews conducted with a variety of local people on Geelong Community Radio during the 1990’s. They contain fascinating and memorable stories of Geelong.
Hopetoun Branch of the C.W.A of Victoria Inc
Hopetoun C.W.A Records Conservation & Preservation
Preservation and display of Hopetoun C.W.A historical records covering the last 70 years of the district’s history.
Katunga Development Committee
Local History Panels for Katunga’s Memorial Park
Design and construct history panels in the Katunga Memorial Park to complement the already existing panels commemorating the Soldier Settlers and the History of Irrigation.
Landsborough and District Historical Group Inc
Lost Schools of the Pyrenees
Research the building and correspondence files of ten closed schools in the Pyrenees area of Victoria, collect local information and photographs, and produce a book which will record the history of these ‘lost’ schools.
Latrobe Ladies Probus Club
To make a book from the collected stories of senior local women living and working in this community.
Leongatha and District Historical Society
Leongatha Historical Society Website Project
Establish a website for the Leongatha Historical Society to provide information to the general public on the society’s resources and the history of the region.
Days of Dance
The project ‘Days of Dance’ will collate local historical information relating to the dance halls that were once a major part of the social life of rural communities in Dookie and District.
Marysville & District Historical Society Inc
Conservation and Cataloguing – Documents and Objects
Our research material of photographs, newspapers, reminiscences, profiles and archival materials need to be preserved. Currently they are stored inadequately; up-to-date archival preservation systems will be used.
Merrigum and District Historical and Education Society Inc
Agriculture, horticulture and pastoral exhibition
Enlarge photos of agricultural, horticulture and pastoral implements, machines and equipment actually being used.
Mildura and District Genealogical Society
Conservation and encapsulation of parish plans
The Mildura society’s project is to conserve and encapsulate a set of 80 original Parish plans mainly from the local area dating from the years 1892 to 1960. The plans, which are held by the society, can then be more accessible to the public.
Mornington Historical Society Inc
The Peninsula Post Preservation Project (Final Phase)
To complete the digitisation of the unique but fragile 1914-1966 collection of The Peninsula Post newspaper located at the Mornington and District Historical Society (M&DHS) by scanning, enhancing and printing copies for cataloguing on a database.
Moyhu Lions Club Inc
Moyhu Community Agricultural Machinery Museum
Develop interpretative panels and a website that documents the farm machinery at the Moyhu Community Agricultural Museum. Establish this as a project for Year 9 students from the Wangaratta High School Community Learning Centre.
Murrabit Promotions Committee Inc
Murrabit – Bringing our Heritage into our Future
Install 4 centrally located information boards to display and promote the town as a former railway station on the Kerang – Murrabit – Stony Crossing Railway Scheme. The information boards will also display and promote the town and district’s heritage.
Myrtleford and District Historical Society Inc
A Good Picture Town – The History and Place of Italian Cinema in the Myrtleford Community
This project will capture and communicate the untold story of Italian film screenings in Myrtleford (occurring regularly from 1950-1970) as a notable, vividly remembered feature of the cultural and business landscape of the post-war town and surrounds.
Nathalia & District Historical Society Inc
Computer cataloguing for NathaliaAwarded: $2,500
It is the desire of the Nathalia Historical Society members to record the collection of local items of historic significance at Nathalia Museum onto a quick reference computer file which would include a photograph and the story behind the significance of the item.
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
An oral history of the Melbourne Docks & associated communities
The recording and presentation of oral histories of dock workers, seafarers and associated communities in the Port of Melbourne and their life on Melbourne’s Waterfront.
Notting Hill Community Association Inc
Notting Hill Residents History Project
To document with text, pictures and memorabilia the history of the residential area of the Notting Hill suburb – the first purpose-designed housing estate in Melbourne – and its influence on several generation of residents. The material will be used to form an exhibit.
Numurkah and District Historical Society Inc
Book entitled “Women of the Settlement”
Our Society has decided to publish a book, using stories written by the wives and/or daughters of the Murray Valley Soldier Settlement, which began in 1947.
Powlett Plains and District Community Centre Inc
A Snapshot of Time – 150 Years of CommunityAwarded: $680
Purchase large picture frames and get 100+ Historic photographs copied and put on permanent display in the Powlett Plains Public Hall.
Rainbow Progress Association Inc
Voices from the Past
Record on audiotape and/or DVD/videotape, the stories of local residents so that the hard copy based current collection can be developed.
Ringwood Historical Society
The 48 Courts of Heathmont
The 48 Courts of Heathmont project involves the publication of a booklet of about 150 pages, featuring the history of each court. The booklet will be launched mid-November 2007.
Rye Historical Society Inc
History of the Rye Cemetery
Produce a book on the history of the Rye Cemetery. The book will detail the early history of Rye and the lives of the early settlers who are buried in the Cemetery.
See Yup Society Inc
See Yup Temple Tablets Documentation Project
The project will translate inscriptions on 13,000 wooden memorial tablets of the See Yup members who have died in Victoria since the 1850s, document the information and place on the world-wide web.
South Gippsland Conservation Society Inc
Gippsland Lady Botanists
Terri Allen, a member of the society, has written the biographies of eight Gippsland lady botanists who greatly influenced naturalists in this area throughout the last century. Some of them were the first recorders and collectors of many species that are present in the area.
St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
St Nicholas Church: Cradle of Orthodoxy in Melbourne
Write a book and mount an exhibition featuring the 75 year history of St Nicholas Church, East Melbourne 1932 – 2007. The importance of St Nicholas is that it was the first and only Lebanese organisation established in Melbourne until the 1950s.
Tatong Heritage Group Inc
History of Tatong
The funding request is to cover the production of two booklets on specific areas of the history of Tatong, which will be used in turn to fund consequent booklets.
The Pyramid Hill and District Historical Society Inc
Book on the Boer War “All Back but One”
Research, print the history of Pyramid Hill and Durham Ox Victorian Mounted Rifles. Also letters written by the soldiers who fought in the African War (Boer War).
Trust For Nature (Victoria)
When I was on Ned’s Corner
The project will collect the stories of people who worked on Ned’s Corner, located 80 Kilometres west of Mildura.Â Ned’s Corner, a former pastoral fun, is now owned by Trust for Nature, a conservation organisation committed to conserving natural and cultural heritage.
Upper Goulburn Community Association Inc
Miners Hut Reserve
Provide historical information about the district and gold mining, and about the actual site itself. All this is now drafted, photos selected.
Victorian Home Economics and Textiles Teachers Association
Reflecting the past
Research an oral history project (commemorative journal) on fifty years of the Victorian Home Economics and Textiles Teachers Association.
Wahgunyah Progress Association Incorporated
The WPA Inc. has and is developing, in cooperation with the Shire of Indigo and other volunteer bodies, approximately 40 kilometres of walking/cycling tracks in the bush along the Murray River around the town. We intend to place a number of local history boards along the trail.
Wandong – Heathcote Junction Community Group Inc
Wandong-Heathcote Junction History Recording
Collate information and publish a book on the history of Wandong-Heathcote Junction which once had thriving timber, brick and mining industries. Produce a brochure to promote the towns mainly focusing on their history and including our walking trail.
Wangaratta Historical Society Inc
Introducing the Pangerang people of Wangaratta
Publish a book which depicts the Pangerang Aboriginal Community of Wangaratta from 1836, and their interaction with the squatters of the time.
Yackandandah and District Historical Society Inc
Sifting Through the Ashes
Conserve, reproduce, transcribe, retype and catalogue local history documents and photographs damaged in a fire, which gutted the bank building of the Bank of Victoria Museum.
Yarck Mechanics’ Institute and Public Hall Trustees
Images of Yarck & District Photographic and Memorabilia Exhibition
Scan, enlarge, caption, print, catalogue and burn to CD digital images of an estimated 400 historical photographs and documents, collected May 2007- April 2008, from local families and other sources, that pertain to Yarck and District.