Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
History Council Of Victoria Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Primary and secondary education
Main activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Higher educatio
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2015-2016, the activities of the History Council of Victoria (HCV) encouraged greater understanding and awareness of history. As the peak body for history in Victoria, the HCV provides a reference point for an understanding of history through its website and public activities. The HCV brings together the major bodies relating to (A) history and heritage in Victoria (Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Museums Australia (Vic), Professional Historians Association (Vic), Heritage Council of Victoria, Museum Victoria, National Trust of Australia Victoria, State Library Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria and Womens HERitage Centre Victoria), (B) the history teaching profession (via the History Teachers Association of Victoria, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the state governments Department of Education and Training), (C) the media (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and (D) the universities which teach history (currently, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Monash University).For general audiences, the HCV organised its Annual Lecture (22 Oct 2015) with support from Old Treasury Building and as part of the annual History Week. Professor Lynette Russell (Monash University) lectured on Australias Big Science Picnic 1914: Some New Evidence.For higher education and general audiences, the HCV collaborated with Monash University and State Library Victoria on Making Public Histories, a seminar series led by academic and professional historians. The seminars were: S. T. Gill as eyewitness: art as historical evidence (29 Sep 2015); Melbourne's Alice: Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland as source, artefact and inspiration in art, science and history (26 Nov 2015); The Day that Shook Russell Street (24 Mar 2016); and First drafts of History: Rediscovering Victorias war correspondents (21 Apr 2016).For schools, the HCV delivered the History Roadshow to Year 11 and 12 VCE students and their teachers in regional Victoria. A grant from the state Department of Education and Training through its Strategic Partnerships Program supported the program. With the involvement of leading historians in fields related to the students curriculum, the Roadshow visited Rosebud, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Shepparton regional cities that serve as hubs for large numbers of schools.For students in Years 9 and 10, the HCV sponsored the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers Association of Victoria.For general and academic audiences, the HCV reached an agreement with Australian Scholarly Publishing to subsidise publication of A History of Victoria's State Secondary Education (the working title for a manuscript commissioned by the HCV).The Board prepared a Strategic Plan for 2016-2019. The HCV communicates via its website, an E-news bulletin and social media.The HCVs annual report on activities during 2015-2016 is available online:
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 25

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

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