Many Roads Story Highly Commended in Heritage and Design Excellence Awards
Wind & Sky Productions is delighted to announce that ‘Many Roads: Chinese on the Goldfields’ received a Highly Commended in the Communicating, Promoting and Celebrating Heritage Category in the 2019 Ballarat Heritage and Design Excellence Awards held in Ballarat on Friday the 24th May.
The joint winners in the category were the Arch of Victory/ Avenue of Honour Committee Inc. and Phil Roberts for the book ‘Avenue of Memories’ and Integra Group for the suburb development Lucas Ballarat.
We were in a highly competitive category alongside fellow finalists Dr David Waldron for the Ballarat Heritage Weekend Old Gaol Tour, the World of Mouth Ensemble and Dr Rick Chew for the composition and performance Ariel Songs, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute and Amy Tsilemanis for the exhibition Talking Shop, the Gold Museum Sovereign Hill Museums Association for the exhibition Wonderful Things and Dr David Waldron, Katrina Hill and Tom Hodgson for the history podcast Tales from Rat City.
We were surprised and touched to be selected for a commendation amongst this talented group. As director/producer Jary Nemo said when receiving the award, we have worked with most of our fellow finalists on Many Roads and other documentary storytelling projects – so we know just how good they all are!
Our hearty congratulations to the winners and all those nominated. We would like to thank the City of Ballarat and the National Trust of Australia Ballarat branch for hosting the awards, the hardworking awards judges, and all the people who worked behind the scenes to make the awards happen.
We would also like to thank all of the Many Roads family for coming along with us on our journey: the research advisers, historians, writers, collection holders, curators, family descendents, Chinese cultural partners, our museum partners and our commissioning agency. You are literally too numerous to be mentioned but we thank you with all our heart.