Expression of Interest - Manningham Historical Societies Working Group

28 Aug 2023
Liveable Places and Spaces
A restored sandstone building in a cottage garden setting. A small sign with the word 'entry' sits at the base of a path leading to the side door of the building.

We’re looking for three dedicated people from our Manningham community to join our Historical Societies Working Group.   

The focus of the working group is to provide advice on heritage and historical collection management projects that contribute to the preservation and interpretation of our local history.

As a member of the Historical Societies Working Group, you will actively participate in a range of exciting initiatives, including:

  • encouraging contemporary museum practice, such as digitising inventories
  • implementing curatorial practices to preserve historical items
  • developing succession planning for the sustainability of our societies
  • collaborating on special projects of historical significance
  • promoting heritage festivals and educational materials
  • managing facilities to support our historical societies
  • attracting and engaging volunteers to contribute their valuable skills
  • assisting with government grant applications and funding requests.

This vital initiative supports the long-term viability of Templestowe and Doncaster Historical Society, Warrandyte Historical Society and Wonga Park Community Cottage Community Group in Manningham.

Members of the three existing Manningham historical groups listed above will automatically be included as members of this committee and are also encouraged to apply. They will also receive priority consideration for membership within the Working Group.

Who can apply

Applications are open to people who live, work or study in Manningham and who have relevant professional expertise, knowledge and skills, or other experience of our community’s heritage.

We believe in fostering inclusivity and welcome applications from diverse groups, including:

  • youth and older adults
  • carers and people with lived experience of disability
  • First Nations Peoples
  • people from the LGBTQIA+ community
  • people from all multicultural backgrounds.

How to apply

  1. Read the Terms of Reference
    Historical Societies Working Group - Terms of Reference
    Historical Societies Working Group - Terms of Reference
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  2. Apply via the Expression of Interest form by Monday 25 September

    This is available online and as a hard copy form. 

    Apply now

Need help? 

If you need help to complete this form or need it in another format, please contact David Warnock, Arts and Culture Lead, on 9840 9333 or email

Photo credit: Charlie Kinross.