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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

GREATER BENDIGO WINS LOCAL HISTORY FUNDS

Bendigo’s Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and the Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2018 Local History Grants Program.

Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum has received $6,270 to develop a Bendigo 1858 – 1914 Military Forces Display.

Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society has received $13,453 for The Elmore Standard digitisation project.

Both groups were 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 as well as the Castlemaine Historical Society to preserve Castlemaine and district history by digitisation of the society’s collection of slides from the 1950s to 1970s.

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 prov.vic.gov.au.                                                                                     

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.”

“Bendigo’s Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and the Bendigo Regional Genealogical 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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