Check out the Victorian Community Award winning projects of 2016
Announced at the Arts Centre last month!
A book about the history of Mechanics’ Institutes of Victoria was awarded top prize at this years’ Victorian Community History Awards at a ceremony held at the Arts Centre last month.
Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria have historically been meeting places for adult education, entertainment and the arts. These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria by Pam Baragwanath and Ken James (pictured with Don Garden, President, Royal Historical Society Victoria), provides an insight into their pioneering role as one of Victoria’s earliest community organisations.
Magda Szubanski was awarded the Judges’ Special Prize for her autobiography Reckoning, delving into her father’s dark past, while Anne Doyle’s book about the Somali community of West Heidelberg, Wadaddi Nabadda. Paths to Peace, won the inaugural Cultural Diversity Award.
Check out the full list of winners here.
And view photos from the ceremony on Flickr.