Monday 28 May 2018

Gippslanders who work to preserve our community history for generations to come have been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

Seven organisations within Gippsland have received in total $54,606 for their work in preserving our local history and making it available to the wider community.

The local recipients are the Foster & District Historical Society, Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative, Korumburra & District Historical Society, Morwell Historical Society, Nungurner Community & Coast Action Group, Raymond Island History Group and Wurinbeena Limited.

These organisations were some of forty community groups which shared in $350,000 worth of local history grants.

The Local History Grants Program is part of the Public Record Office Victoria’s ongoing support for community organisations and volunteers who work to preserve, record or publish our shared local history.

A full list of winning recipients is available at

Quote attributable to Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings

“Congratulations to all the successful community groups with their fantastic local history projects. This funding will help ensure we can bring their projects to life.”

“Their work to capture the memory of unique aspects of our state’s history, ensures that future generations of Victorians can appreciate and understand our varied and diverse history for many years to come.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Gippsland is home to an incredible wealth and diversity of history – from the oral history that will be preserved from records of the Gunaikurnai to digitisation, online materials and new display options for documents and artefacts, this funding will provide invaluable help to dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to tell the stories of our communities, towns and natural wonders. 

My warmest congratulations to these local organisations for all that they do – this funding is an important investment in better understanding not just our past, but our futures as well.