History Education

Local History Grant for Nyah West Primary School

4 September 2015

The lessons of the past at Nyah District Primary School will live longer and reach more locals thanks to the Local History Grants Awards.

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh attended the school today to officially present the award to the school community.

He said the Nyah District Primary School had received a $5,475 grant to publish a history of education in Nyah West over the last 100 years from 1915-2015 – Mallee Memories: 100 years of Schooling in Nyah West.

In congratulating the school Mr Walsh said their success in the Local History Grants Program recognized the tremendous efforts of the school centenary sub committee who have worked tirelessly over the past three years to organize the centenary celebrations and source this  funding opportunities to support it.

“Tribute must also be paid to the dedication of two volunteer community members Lindsay Polkinghorne and Meg Irvin.

“As authors of the book Lindsay and Meg have spent many hours researching and compiling the school’s history,” he said.

The book will be housed in the local library, and the Swan Hill Historical and Genealogical Society and will also feature it on their website as a publication for sale.

The proceeds of the sale of the book will be used to award a senior primary student each year for their achievements in the subject of history.

Mr Walsh said he looked forward to the opportunity to return one day to present the history award.

The Local History Grants Awards are managed by the Public Record Office Victoria.



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