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FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETIES INC
e-BULLETIN No. 146 – 29 November 2015
Compiled by Jodie Boyd
1) Exhibition opening in Melbourne - Executed in Franklin St
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, two Aboriginal men from Tasmania, were publicly hanged in Melbourne in 1842. In this exhibition, curated by Paola Balla, Tasmanian and Victorian Aboriginal artists speak back to this little-told story from the colonial frontier with works of pride, survival and resistance. The exhibition also includes proposals from artists for a marker to acknowledge the men at the approximate location where they were executed.
The exhibition begins 26 November 2015 and closes 1 February 2016 at City Gallery, Ground 110 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 - Enter via Halftix.
The City of Perth provides heritage grants to encourage and assist landowners to conserve and continue the active use of heritage places.
Matched funding up to $40,000 is available for works associated with the conservation of a heritage place. Matched funding up to $20,000 is available for the preparation of studies, reports or advice prepared to inform the future retention, conservation and use of a heritage place. Full funding up to $20,000 is also available for the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan to guide the conservation and management of a heritage place.
Emily Scott founded this prize to perpetuate the memory of her husband Emeritus Professor Sir Ernest Scott Knight Bachelor. Ernest Scott was professor of History at the University was for 23 years. The prize commemorates his interest in the development of Australian historical studies.
Submitted work must be based upon original research, which is, in the opinion of the judges, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonization; have been published during the calendar year prior to the first day of January of the year in which it is to be awarded; be entered by publishers. Authors are advised to request their publishers to enter their books on their behalf if they wish to enter.
Entries close 31 December 2015.
(More information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/award/ernest-scott-prize)
Grants are now available in the below streams for projects to be implemented in 2016/2017.
Aboriginal Heritage Places Program
Community Youth and Seniors Heritage Grants
Local Government Heritage Advisors
Local Government Heritage Places Grants
Local Government Heritage Planning Studies
Hunter Region Heritage Grant Program
State Heritage Emergency Works
(More information http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/)
Catalyst is the Australian Government's new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.
Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will prioritise access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.
Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects.
The Mackay Daily Mercury reported recently on concerns about what would become of the city's heritage collection. The extensive heritage collection is currently housed in the Carmel Daveson Room within the Mackay City Library and includes original items and collections of Mackay's history such as books, photographs, maps, original materials and collections, newspaper archives and family history resources, videos, DVDs, and pamphlets.
Despite the new library premises having 30% more floor space a decision has been made not to include the heritage collection in the new premises. Robin McWhinney, president of the Friends of the Library and volunteer with the heritage collection has said that she is devastated that there doesn't appear to be room to move the heritage collection into the new library. The heritage collection "needs to be within the library, where it can be accessed," she said.
When Museums and Galleries Queensland assessed the heritage collection last week, Mrs McWhinney said they were very impressed with the collection and how it's housed. "It's an important part of our history. I feel it will eventually be lost," she said.
In March 2014, the State Government requested the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) to undertake an Investigation into Historic Places on public land across Victoria. The Terms of Reference for the Investigation are available here.
The Notice of Investigation was published on 26 June 2014 and the first submission period closed on 8 September 2014.
The Draft Proposals Paper was released on Thursday 22 October 2015 and submissions in response to the paper are now invited until Tuesday 22 December 2015.
For more information about the submissions process, please visit http://veac.vic.gov.au/investigation/investigation-into-historic-places/about
Submissions are due by Tuesday 22 December 2015.
(Source: Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 709)