13 June 2024

 The Allan Labor Government is preserving the history of Victoria through providing funding for organisations at the heart of our communities to research, record and showcase local history. 
The Member for Eastern Victoria Tom McIntosh today announced that East Gippsland Historical Society Inc would be one of the winners from the Local History Grants Program, where 42 organisations will share in $350,000 in funding from the Labor Government. 
The projects include newspaper and photograph digitisation works, memorial websites, digital histories, oral histories and archiving projects. 
The EGHS will use the $11,357.50 to pay for the Fred Whiting Negative Collection Digitisation project. 
Other Eastern Victoria recipients include the Wonthaggi & District Historical Society, which will receive $7,150 for its ‘Black Dust & Community Strength: A digital history of Wonthaggi and District’ project.  
The Hastings-Western Port Historical Society’s Textile conservation project will also be supported by the scheme, with a grant of $2,830.14. 
The Labor Government is supporting the next round of the Local History Grants Program and Victorian Community History Awards, with applications to open later this year. A detailed list of all the projects funded through the Local History Grants Program can be found at 
Quote attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria Tom McIntosh 
“The work our local historical organisations do to preserve history for future generations is incredible, and we’re proud to support East Gippsland Historical Society through this grant.” 
Quote attributable to Public Record Office Victoria Director and Keeper of Public Records Justine Heazlewood 
“For 22 years, the Local History Grants Program has ensured the stories and collections of Victoria’s history are not forgotten. We are pleased to see $350,000 shared among such worthy projects in 2024.”