Castlemaine’s work to preserve our community history for generations to come has been recognised as part of the 2019 Local History Grants Program.

The Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge has received $7,800 for their work to document, preserve and display celebrating 70 years since the first billy cart race at Monument Hill.

The Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge was one of 49 community groups which shared in $350,000 worth of local history grants.

Nuggetty Landcare Group has also received funding for collection of local oral histories as part of the Nuggetty Landscape History 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 grant recipients is available at

 “The Local History Grants Program is all about helping dedicated community organisations do the important job of collecting and preserving Victoria’s fascinating history for future generations.”

“The broad range of activities being undertaken by these groups shows that our stories can be shared in innovative and accessible ways, for the ultimate benefit of all Victorians.” 

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP