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    RECOGNITION: Willaura Modern gallery and Willaura Historical Society were awarded the Small Organisation History Award for their Precious Objects exhibition as part of the Public Record Office Victoria’s Community History Awards. Pictured is project co-ordinator Lois Reynolds and Royal Historical Society of Victoria president Richard Broome.

State award for Willaura exhibition

The Willaura Modern gallery and Willaura Historical Society earned statewide recognition last month when a joint exhibition at the gallery received Public Record Office Victoria’s, PROV, Small Organisation History Project Award.

The award was presented as part of the annual PROV Community History Awards, which celebrate people involved in community history projects.

Entitled Precious Objects: Shared Memories of our Collective Past, the exhibition at Willaura Modern was created by Willaura Historical Society and presented 50 objects associated with the town’s past.

Judges said the display ‘conveyed the spirit of Victorian community history’.

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The gallery and historical society will share a $1500 prize associated with the award.

On its Facebook page, Willaura Modern thanked people for supporting the project.

“We are grateful to our local community members who shared their precious objects and stories for this exhibition, helping us all to better understand the story of our district and the rich heritage we have around us,” the post read. “This award recognises your effort and Willaura Modern would like to thank you all for your generous contribution.”

PROV director and keeper of public records Justine Heazlewood said all award winners were of outstanding quality.

“This year’s winners demonstrate the many varied and contemporary ways the history of Victoria can be told and shared to reach a wider audience,” she said.

More information about the awards is available at

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