Monday 28th September 2020

Community groups across Victoria are being recognised for preserving, recording and sharing their community’s local history.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today congratulated the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum for receiving funding as part of the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program.

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum received $4170 to go towards their efforts in shining the spotlight on the rich and diverse history of the Yarra Ranges.

The funding aims assist the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in recording, editing and publishing online a series of podcasts capturing local oral histories.

They are among 53 community groups across Victoria sharing in $350,000 as part of the 2020 round of Local History Grants.

A full list of recipients is available at

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:

“Our local history is in good hands with community groups like the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum working hard to ensure stories and artefacts of our past are not forgotten.”

“Congratulations to all the volunteers and staff involved in the fantastic work of preserving our local history not only in the Yarra Ranges but right across the Victoria.”