Victorian Community History Awards 2016

The Victorian Community History Awards recognise excellence in historical method: the award categories acknowledge that history can be told in a variety of formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians. The Victorian Community History Awards have been held since 1999, and are organised by Royal Historical Society of Victoria in cooperation with the Public Record Office Victoria.
To find out about previous winners of the VCHA visit the Past VCHA Winners page.

Thank you to all who submitted works for the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards. Please access the award booklet and the list of 2016 entries below:

2016 Victorian Community History Awards

2016 List of Victorian Community History Award entries

Winners of the 2016 Victorian Community History Awards

Victorian Community History Award
These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria by Pam Baragwanath and Ken James
Published by the authors

Judges’ Special Prize
Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski
Text Publishing

Collaborative Community Award
Breaking Out: Memories of Melbourne in the 1970s edited by Susan Blackburn
Hale & Iremonger

Local History Project Award
‘We Are All of One Blood’. A History of the Djabwurrung Aboriginal People of Western Victoria, 1836-1901 by Ian D. Clark
CreateSpace

History Publication Award
Hector: The Story of Hector Crawford and Crawford Productions by Rozzi Bazzani
Arcadia

Local History Small Publication Award
The Village of Ripponlea by Judith Buckrich
Lauranton Books

Cultural Diversity Award
Wadaddi Nabadda. Paths to Peace. Voices of the Somali Speaking Community by Anne Doyle
Olympic Adult Education

Multimedia Award
We Remember: Honouring the Service & Sacrifice of Local Veterans and the Wangaratta Community During WW1, DVD and Website
Rural City of Wangaratta

Historical Interpretation Award
Duldig Studio Documentaries by Eva de Jong-Duldig and Dr David Smith
Duldig Studio

Centenary of WW1 Award
Home Front Ballarat WW1
Website: www.ballaratww1.org.au
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society

History Article (Peer Reviewed) Award
Beyond Failure and Success: The Soldier Settlement on Ercildoune Road by James Kirby
Provenance Journal

Read about the Victorian Community History Awards Ceremony on page 2 of History News (November-December 2016)

Keep an eye on this page or contact the Royal Historical Society of Victoria office@historyvictoria.org.au for details of our 2017 Victorian Community History Awards.