Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Established in 1998, the Victorian Community History Awards are held in celebration of activity undertaken to explore and preserve the State's history. The range of awards categories acknowledge that history can be told in many and varied formats with the aim of teaching and enriching all Victorians.
The Victorian Community History Award recognises the most outstanding community history project and was awarded to Pam Baragwanath and Ken James for These Walls Speak Volumes. This was a collaborative project with many public libraries (including YPRL) and historical societies providing content.
We were pleased to see a number of local projects nominated for the awards, one of which was successful in its category: