Victorian Community History Awards winners announced
All winning entries listed on PROV website
L-R: Marie Hansen Fels with Justine Heazlewood, Director and Keeper of Public Records, PROV.
The annual Victorian Community History Awards administered by PROV and presented by the Royal History Society of Victoria came to a spectacular conclusion on 20 October with a ceremony held at Queens Hall, Parliament House.
The awards recognise the contribution made by Victorians to the preservation of Victoria’s heritage. The winners of the 2011 round of awards, which where chosen as clear stand outs in their categories were announced by State Member for Bentleigh, Ms Elizabeth Miller MP.
Of particular relevance to PROV was the winner of the category "Best Community Research, Register, Records". Author Marie Hansen Fels made extensive use of PROV’s collection in the underlying research for the publication. Her work, ''I Succeeded Once’: The Aboriginal Protectorate on the Mornington Peninsula, 1839-1840
references VPRS 4467 (Aboriginal Affairs records) and VPRS 4410 (Aboriginal Protectorate Reports and Journals) as well as many other sources.
Visit the PROV website
to view a description of all of the winning entries from the Victorian Community History Awards 2011