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Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Castlemaine Historical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

Castlemaine Historical Society has received $850 to preserve Castlemaine and district history by digitisation of the Castlemaine Historical Society’s collection of slides from the 1950s to 1970s.

Castlemaine Historical Society is one of forty community groups which shared in $350,000 worth of local history grants.

Other winning recipients included the Country Women’s Association for their project to preserve photographs and documents from their 90 year history, Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum to develop a Bendigo 1858 – 1914 Military Forces Display as well as the Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society for The Elmore Standard digitisation project.

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 Maree Edwards Member for Bendigo West

“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.”

“Castlemaine Historical Society’s 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.”

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