Victorian Community History Awards 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 04:30 PM

Event contact

Emily Maiolo

This year all Victorian Community History Award winners will be announced in an online video on Wednesday 28 October at 4.30 pm. We hope you will tune in for this special History Month event and announcement of the Victorian Premier’s History Award and Community History Award winners.

Where: The Announcement will be available to watch via the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Facebook and the Public Record Office Victoria YouTube and Facebook channels. Here are the PROV links:

Who: We welcome special guest speakers The Hon. Danny Pearson, Minister for Government Services, and Catherine Andrews who will present the Victorian Premier’s History Award

RSVP: No need to RSVP! If you can’t tune in on the day you can watch the announcement at any time after the 28th.

We’d love to see your reactions to the announcement at home. If you take photos or videos of yourself, friends or family watching the announcement send them through to us at [email protected] or tag us on social media #VCHA2020. Join the occasion by commenting on the video on whichever channel you choose.

Visit or for more information about the Awards program.



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The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.

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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).





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