Students of St Josephs Catholic School Eugowra v2

History Here project. Credit: Vince Lovecchio

Watch our short films

Hear directly from some people who have received heritage grants in the past.

The Heritage Grants team has produced three short films to showcase some recent successful projects. The films demonstrate what the heritage grant meant for the people involved and promote the value of this grants program overall in achieving good outcomes for heritage.

Blast from the Past 


Blast from the past, follows the activation of the Lithgow Blast Furnace site, from neglected and unsafe building ruins to a spectacular cultural space and tourist destination.

View Blast from the Past

Breathing Life back into the Malachi


Breathing life back into the Malachi, follows the purchase of the Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon by private owners who are reviving the community’s memories through cultural events and improving the building’s significance through conservation work.

View Breathing life back into the Malachi

History Here - Bringing Stories to Life


History Here - Bringing stories to life, follows a creative film project with children across Regional NSW to learn about, and recreate a significant local historical incident or character using their own scripts. In the process they bring their whole town on the journey.

View History Here - Bringing stories to life

See the videos created by the students through the History Here project.

Films produced with grants

Projects funded through the NSW Heritage Grants sometimes produce films to capture stories and reach a broader audience. Here are some films produced with heritage grant funding.

Broken Hill Mosque

Broken Hill City Council received a Major Works grant in the 2017-18 to 2018-19 funding round. Their project titled Broken Hill Mosque: Physical Conservation and Re-interpretation of the Only Surviving 'Ghan Town' Mosque in Australia included production of a three part video series. 

View The Cameleers - Australia's Lost History

View The Conservation of Broken Hill Mosque

View Bobby Shamroze - A Storied Life

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Please Note: These stories may contain Sorry Business and content which viewers may find upsetting. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the below may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed materials.

Friends of Myall Creek Memorial

Friends of Myall Creek Memorial received a Community Youth and Seniors Grant in 2016-17 for their project Myall Creek Education and Cultural Centre Awareness Film


View the Myall Creek video, which tells the truth about the Aboriginal massacre at Myall Creek in 1838 and the impact on, reconciliation and healing among descendants from both sides of the story.  The 1838 Aboriginal massacre at Myall Creek was unique in that it is the only massacre where the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Kinchela Boys Home

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation received an Aboriginal Heritage Places grant in 2015-16 for their project Healing Our Way: Kinchela Boys Home Conservation Management Plan.


Kinchela Boys Home survivor looking at old photograph of Kinchela Boys Home

View Unlocking the past to free the future

Sharing the History of Kinchela Boys Home: Unlocking the past to free the future tells the truth about the Kinchela Boys Training Home and a intergenerational history-telling project involving survivors, their descendants, elders and young people from the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal local community to promote education and collective healing.  It is a story of hardship, but also of survival, strength and resilience.