Victorian Community History Awards

2018 Victorian Premier’s History Award Winner

The Maddest Place on Earth
Jill Giese
Australian Scholarly, Melbourne, 2018
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Where to find the VCHA entries
Many of the 2018 VCHA entries are available from the RHSV History Victoria Bookshop; however some are on-line resources or only available from the author or historical society. Download a comprehensive list of availability for all 2018 VCHA entries.

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.

All Victorian history projects which come to fruition between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 should be entered in the awards for 2018-2019. Entry forms will be available in March 2019.

Victorian Community History Award Winners and Commendations for 2018 have been announced.

Thank you to all who submitted works for your contribution to capturing, preserving and sharing our State’s memory.

Congratulations to the 2018 Victorian Community History Award winners and those who received commendations.

Please download the 16 page award booklet which lists the 2018 winners, commendations and entrants:

2018 Victorian Community History Award Winners and Commendations

To find out about previous winners of the VCHA visit the Past VCHA Winners page.

Keep an eye on this page or contact the Royal Historical Society of Victoria for details of our 2019 Victorian Community History Awards.

Stories of the 2017 Victorian Community History Award Winners

The RHSV is currently publishing, in our eBulletin, a series of articles by Paul Sandringham profiling the 2017 winners of the VCHA. They are great stories and well-worth reading. As the stories are published we will also upload them to this website with a link from this page.