Taking Local History Online
Golden Plains Shire Council is set to connect the future and the past with the Golden Plains Stories: Community History Interactive Web Exhibitions project.
Council has partnered with RMIT University to deliver the project, which will ensure the rich history of Golden Plains Shire is preserved and recorded for current and future generations through the creation of a digital museum.
The Golden Plains Stories: Community History Interactive Web Exhibitions project is funded by a $14,822 from the Victorian Government’s Local History Grants Program, $13,000 from Council and an in-kind contribution of $36,950 from RMIT University.
Council will work with local historians in the development of the digital museum, a multi-faceted website that will digitally preserve and present local, social and community historical artefacts through stories, photographs, videos, e-publications, and three-dimensional visualisations. Research will be conducted to consolidate and showcase historical overviews of all townships across Golden Plains Shire.
The project will establish a valuable, sustainable digital asset to ensure the community history of Golden Plains Shire is accessible now and into the future.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby says Council is excited to work with the community to deliver this exciting project and showcase the important history of Golden Plains Shire.
“Council is pleased to partner with RMIT University to deliver the Golden Plains Stories: Community History Interactive Web Exhibitions project, which will provide valuable opportunities for Council to work alongside our local historians and community members to develop an important digital asset and preserve our Shire’s rich and diverse history.
“Council welcomes the $14,822 grant from the Victorian Government’s Local History Grant Program, which will help us deliver this important project and help to showcase the deep community history of our Shire.
“The heritage of Golden Plains is incredibly important to our community and it’s exciting that the digital museum will allow us to preserve the stories of townships across the Shire in an innovative way, ensuring future generations have access to our local history.”