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Victorian Community History Awards announced


The $5,000 Victorian Community History Award for 2012 has been presented to writer, photographer, designer and illustrator Maree Coote for her book The Art of Being Melbourne, a celebration of Melbourne through the eyes of the artists who have lived in, worked in and created art inspired by the city.

Other  projects honoured at the Awards ceremony included a walking guide to Victoria’s goldfields, a DVD documenting the construction of the Great Ocean Road and a database and online resource kit that details the history of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station in the Yarra Valley.

The winning projects were chosen from a record 160 entries, highlighting the important role local history plays in shaping the identity of Victoria.

Established in 1997, the Victorian Government’s Victorian Community History Awards are managed by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. To find out more about the Victorian Community History Awards, visit prov.vic.gov.au or historyvictoria.org.au.


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