Phillip Island & District Historical Society

Local History Grant received by our society

Last updated on 01-Oct-20

The Society has received a $7,000 grant from the Local History Grants program to conduct the "Oral Histories of Phillip Island" project over the next few years. Phillip Island and District Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government and Public Record Office Victoria for making this project possible. The project aims to interview about 10 Phillip Islanders on the themes of tourism, farming, business, lifestyle and immigration on the island over the last 60 years. The interviews with selected subjects will be conducted by professional oral historian and islander, Dr Andrea Cleland (pictured). Andrea will also prepare transcripts which will be edited in conjunction with society members involved in the project. With the subjects' permission, the transcripts will then go onto our website in the Essays and Talks section for everyone to read and enjoy! Andrea has previously undertaken oral history projects on Melbourne's Greek community and also on long-term employees of the Phillip Island Nature Parks. We can't wait to get started on our project!