November 28, 2013

Museum Victoria - Award Night

Congratulations are due to Sue Ballantyne and her diligent team of cataloguers who meet each Thursday at our History Resource Centre who are responsible for Greensborough Historical Society receiving an award from Museum Victoria on Thursday 8th August 2013 for the most prolific contributor to the "Victorian Collection" by a volunteer group.

Rosie, Sue (Archivist), Norm
The event was at ACMI (Australian Centre for The Moving Image) Federation Square and it was a packed house with Heidi Victoria, Minister for the Arts in attendance amongst many.

Meredith Blake, Claire Gervasoni, Noel Withers, Belinda Ensor
Vic. Collection,      University of Ballarat,  Greensborough HS, Vic. Collection
Unfortunately Sue couldn't attend due to a prior commitment so President of the Society, Noel Withers accepted the award on the Society's behalf  with the following response:-

 " It is with great pleasure that I accept this award on behalf of the Greensborough Historical Society, though I am merely the person who shouts words of encouragement, our Archivist Sue Ballantyne couldn't be here tonight due to a prior commitment but it is Sue who with a dedicated band of workers each Thursday allocate numbers, photograph, scan and then key relevant details of our ever expanding collection into the Victorian Collection.

 We are probably the youngest group represented here tonight having formed just 3 years ago but which allowed us to use the Victorian Collection from its earliest days.

 It is important to us that we get local history out to the wider community and now along with our talks to schools, local community groups and our guided walks we now have another avenue to do this, the "Victorian collection".

 To all those associated with Museum Victoria especially Victorian Collection I say keep up the good work and I thank you."



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