Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
History Council Of Victoria Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Primary and secondary education
General activities
  • Culture and arts
  • Higher education
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
In 2013-2014, the Councils activities encouraged greater understanding and awareness of history. By bringing together representatives from the peak bodies relating to history in Victoria (Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Museums Australia (Vic), Professional Historians Association (Vic), Heritage Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria, Museum Victoria and National Trust of Australia Victoria), the history teaching profession (represented by the History Teachers Association of Victoria, National Centre for History Education, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the state governments Department of Education and Training) and three of the universities which teach history (currently, Deakin University, Monash University and La Trobe University), the History Council of Victoria provides a reference point for an understanding of history through our website and public activities.For general audiences, the Council organised its Annual Lecture (25 July 2013) with support from the State Library of Victoria. Professor Harriet Edquist (RMIT University) lectured on From architecture to ornament: The Melbourne Public Library in the nineteenth century.For higher education and general audiences, the Council collaborated with Monash University and the State Library of Victoria on "Making Public Histories", a seminar series led by academic and professional historians. The seminars were: Aftermath: Sites and sources of history and memory (5 August 2013); Drought Stories, past and present (19 September 2013); Beers and bombs: Tourism to Bali as international history (10 October 2013); Stuff that matters to kids: The heritage of children and childhood (28 November 2013); A land fit for heroes? Shattered Anzacs and the legacy of World War I (29 May 2014); and The therapeutic imagination and public history: Reflections on trauma and memory (12 June 2014).For schools, the Council 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 Early Childhood Development through its Strategic Partnerships Program supported the program so that the only cost to schools was their transport to the venue. With the involvement of leading historians in fields related to the students curriculum, the Roadshow visited Bendigo, Shepparton, Geelong and Ballarat regional cities that serve as hubs for large numbers of schools.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Youth – 13 to under 25

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C Other income/receipts
D Total income/receipts (a+b+c)
E Employee expenses/payments
F Grant and donations made by the registered entity for use in Australia
G Grants and donations made by registered entity for use outside Australia
H Other expenses/payments
I Total expenses/payments (e+f+g+h)
J Net surplus/deficit (d-i)

Balance Sheet Extract

K Total assets
L Total liabilities
M Net assets/liabilites (k-l)