Local history award nominations open
MAKE history by contributing to the Town of Victoria Park’s historical collection through entering the 2015 Victoria Park Local History Awards.
Entries are open until April 27 across three categories, with winners receiving $500 and runners-up $250. Entries will be added to the Town’s Local History Collection at Victoria Park Library.
The annual awards are designed to encourage the community to explore local identities, significant events and heritage relevant to the area.
The three award categories are personal memoirs, original research (both maximum 10,000 words) and photographic memories.
Entries must relate to the history and development of the Town and can take the form of a report, a memoir, an interview with associated text or commentary, paintings, drawings, maps or photographs with associated text or commentary, a collection of original verse or anecdotes, a walk or tour, or audio-visual material.
Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the awards and entries helped preserve the written, oral and visual history of the Town for future generations.
“The Town has a very rich recorded history, dating back to pre-European settlement of the area, and takes great pride in its Local History Awards,” he said.
Entries must be received at Victoria Park Library by Monday, April 27.
Jana Grabowski, winner of the original research category of the Town’s 2014 Local History Awards, at the war memorial with daughter Emmy.