For the second year in a row the Collingwood Historical Society has been successful at the Victorian Community History Awards! This year Karen T. Cummings’ Bitter roots, sweet fruit: a history of schools in Collingwood, Abbotsford and Clifton Hill published by the Society was winner in the Best Community Research, Registers and Records Category. Karen’s work was commended for its thorough research and described as “a very fine book” by the judges.

We can attest that it is a very fine book and are very proud of Karen’s research and writing and that the Society has published it. Well done, Karen!! Karen is pictured below left with Caroline Hogg who launched Bitter roots, sweet fruit for the Collingwood Historical Society.

The Victorian Community History Awards which are coordinated by Information Victoria with judging input from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria aim to develop awareness of community history throughout Victoria. The Awards promote excellence in historical research and acknowledge that history can be presented in a variety of formats.

The Awards comprise a $5,000 first prize and six $1,000 prizes for the category finalists which include:

Best Collaborative / Community Work
Best Print / Publication
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Best Audio – Visual / Multimedia
Best Exhibit / Display
Best Walk / Tour
Best Community Research, Registers and Records

Information on how to purchase Bitter roots, sweet fruit is available elsewhere on the website under Publications.
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