Congratulations to all of the writers awarded this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. Why not catch up with one of their winning books next time you’re at the State Library?

Robin A Vowels, Victoria’s iron lacework. The founders, Part A, The Author, Parkville, 2012.

Rod Charles, A whirr of many wheels: cycling in Geelong: a chronicle from 1869 to 1980: volume 1: 1869 to 1914, Charles & Co, Manifold Heights, 2013.

Olwen Ford, Harvester city: the making of multicultural Sunshine 1939–1975, Sunshine and District Historical Society Inc, Sunshine, 2012.

Coleen Bower, Water races and tin mines of the Toora district: a short history of the tin mines at Granite Bar and Toora, The Author, Blackburn 2013.

Kevin O’Reilly, Flyers of time: pioneer aviation in country Victoria: the first fifty years, a collection, The Author, Dingley Village, 2012.

Maree Hanlon and Pam Herbert (editors), Through their eyes: a glimpse into the lives of women from Benalla & district, The Editors, Benalla, 2013.

Valerie Wilson’s website A guide to pioneer graves in the Mornington Cemetery was commended too. It’s well worth visiting if you’re interested in the people, places and institutions of Mornington and surrounding areas.

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  1. One of the winners, Olwen Ford, was interviewed recently on Radio National’s Life Matters program. Hear the interview at,

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