2012 Victorian Community History Awards

Mick Woiwod’s Coranderrk Database has received a Victorian Community History Award under the Local History Project category. The awards are given by the Royal Victorian Historical Society and Public Record Office Victoria. This award “recognises activities that enhance access to records of significance to local communities. The project should increase access, awareness and participation in history on a local or community level, including digitising, indexing, cataloguing, resources and original research.”

The citation reads as follows: “Woiwod’s research makes this much more than a compilation. It is a resource kit providing detailed material presented chronologically about Indigenous  people at the Coranderrk Aboriginal station near Healesville, designed to serve communities in the Yarra Valley and Victoria generally through libraries. It represents a huge effort in collection, arrangement and interpretation and deserves to be widely used. It also presents new material about the well-known story of Coranderrk’s demise.”

Congratulations to Mick, and thanks for all his work – his knowledge of Wurundjeri history is invaluable.

A booklet listing the awards can be downloaded here (620KB).


Corranderk Database

Birrarung Database

All copies of the original and second print runs have now been distributed.

Double-CD sets, containing the complete text in Word & pdf formats,

are available @ $30 per set (plus $5 postage).

For further information please contact the Secretary.

Coranderrk Database