Thursday, 6 November 2014

Media release - New Centenary of Anzac Grants Approved for Casey - 7 November 2014

NEW CENTENARY OF ANZAC GRANTS APPROVED FOR CASEY

I am pleased to announce that nine additional grants totalling $41,435 have been approved by the Federal Government to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC in our local Casey electorate:

The Mt Evelyn History Group will receive $6,450 for commemorative plaques at the Mt Evelyn Avenue of Honour Memorial. The Wanallock Branch of the Country Women’s Association will receive $7,685 for a grand quilt and textile exhibition celebrating the inspirational lives of our Anzac’s and the families who supported them. The Seville Public Hall Committee will receive $3,410 for construction and installation of a protective cabinet to house currently unprotected Honour Rolls in Seville Public Hall. The Lilydale Uniting Church will receive $795 to construct a plaque commemorating J.D. Burns’ poem ‘For England’. The Healesville RSL Sub-Branch will receive $1,000 for information boards marking Healesville’s World War One Avenue of Honour. The Wandin & District Historical Society will receive $7,535 for the production of a publication entitled Great Courage and Initiative—The Story of George Ingram VC, MM. The Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation will receive $1,025 for the creation of a website containing names and details of the men and women named on World War One honour boards around the Eastern Region of Melbourne. The Warburton RSL Sub-Branch will receive $5,000 to build Warburton’s Gallipoli Centenary Memorial Wall. The Lilydale RSL Sub-Branch will receive $8,535 for the publication of a book, ‘The Sixteen Year Old Soldier – The Jim Baddeley Story’.

These grants were approved by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson after recommendations were received from our local ANZAC Centenary Committee.

The remaining grant applications submitted by the Committee are undergoing assessment, and I expect to announce more successful applications in the coming weeks and months.

The Centenary of Anzac is the most important period of national commemoration in Australia’s history, and these grants help to ensure that with the efforts of our Casey community, we can appropriately pay tribute to the Anzacs.

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7 November 2014

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