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Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

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Thursday, 19 June 2014
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ANZAC CENTENARY LOCAL GRANTS HONOUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson today announced more than $2.36 million in funding for commemorative projects under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

“The Centenary of Anzac will mark a Century of Service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Abbott Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate,” Senator Ronaldson said.

“There has been an outstanding response to the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program with more than 1,650 applications received from all Federal electorates across Australia.

“The range of applications received highlights the many stories that exist in towns and cities across Australia about the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women during the First World War.

“These grants will assist communities to find out more about their local servicemen and women through the display of military memorabilia, artefacts and historic photographs, the research and publishing of books, and the restoration and creation of memorials, avenues of honour, statues and remembrance gardens.

“The initiatives that these grants fund will help young Australians understand that the freedoms we enjoy today, in many instances, came at the price of blood. They ensure that community-based commemoration is at the heart of the Centenary of Anzac.”

The 212 projects approved to date from 52 electorates include a number of unique projects such as:

  • A research project involving 41 schools and their local communities in NSW, producing a piece of visual, performing, print or multimedia art representing their individual understanding of Australia's involvement in the First World War.
  • A free, public, historical pageant through the centre of Parramatta, NSW on 30 August 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and the service and sacrifice of the men of the 1st Light Horse.
  • A re-enactment of a period infantry and light horse camp at Morphettville, SA and a uniformed march and commemoration ceremony.
  • The establishment of a new war memorial at the Tim Neville Arboretum in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs to honour the memory of local veterans from the Knox district.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program, with up to $125,000 in funding made available for each Federal electorate to commemorate the First World War.

More information is available about the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

Media inquiries:
Minister Ronaldson: Brad Rowswell 6277 7820 or 0417 917 796
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

 

APPLICATIONS APPROVED AS AT 12 JUNE 2014

 

NEW SOUTH WALES
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF BENNELONG
Rydalmere East Public School Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students. $2,970.00
Bennelong Total   $2,970.00
ELECTORATE OF CALARE
Forbes & District Historical Society Inc Contribute to costs associated with holding an exhibition at the Forbes Historic Museum during the Anzac Centenary period to commemorate the local men and women who served in the First World War. $10,000.00
Lithgow Public School P&C Association Restoration of Lithgow Public School Memorial Gates $4,972.00
Peak Hill RSL Sub-branch The project will replace the existing flagpole with a 9 metre aluminium, tapered, clear anodised finish flagpole with lockable halyard. $2,607.00
Bathurst RSL Sub-branch To install an Honour Board and plaque at the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon commemorating people from Bathurst and the wider district who lost their lives in the First World War. $2,122.00
Neville Public Hall Reserve Trust To restore the Shaw Neville First World War Memorial. $2,800.00
Trundle RSL Sub-branch To install ten plaques and stands for the Avenue of Remembrance in Trundle to commemorate men from the area who enlisted in the First World War. $3,000.00
Lithgow City Band To commemorate the Anzacs by holding a multicultural musical tribute on the eve of Anzac Day 2015 in Queen Elizabeth Park, Lithgow. $3,500.00
Anglican Parish of Cudal To restore the War Memorial located in the church yard of St Alban's Toogong. $2,860.00
Calare Total   $31,861.00
ELECTORATE OF COWPER
Dorrigo RSL Sub-branch Purchase a display cabinet for First World War memorabilia to be displayed at the Dorrigo Memorial RSL Sub-Branch club and re-enactment of a First World War recruiting march. $2,832.00
Ulmarra RSL Sub-branch Restore existing Cenotaph and supply and install a new plaque. $2,450.00
Nambucca Valley Anzac Centenary Committee Anzac Day commemoration event including re-production of booklet entitled 'The Story of Anzac'. $12,225.00
Woolgoolga Red Cross Branch Printing and postage of 19 Red Cross Centenary History books to be gifted to the 19 Secondary Schools in the Cowper Electorate. $1,199.00
Cowper Total   $18,706.00
ELECTORATE OF CUNNINGHAM
Illawarra Centenary of Anzac Committee Hold two commemorative services and a street parade as part of Centenary of Anzac in the Illawarra. $11,795.00
Wollongong City Council To restore the First World War Memorial, Balgownie $1,950.00
Wollongong City Council To restore the First World War Memorial at 'Slacky Flat' Bulli, NSW. $10,650.00
Cunningham Total   $24,395.00
ELECTORATE OF FOWLER
Cabra Vale Ex-Active Servicemen's Club Ltd An electorate-wide research project, involving 41 participating schools and the wider community, producing a piece of visual, performing, print or multimedia art representing their individual understanding of Australia's involvement in the First World War and how this involvement has shaped modern Australia. $112,856.00
Fowler Total   $112,856.00
ELECTORATE OF HUNTER

 

Weston RSL Sub-branch To supply and install a brass plaque in Peace Park, Weston, to commemorate the Wallaby Recruiting March. $1,310.00
Coalfields Heritage Group - Edgeworth David Museum The purchase of printing and stationery to support the historical research project to deliver upward of 4,000 pages of research information on the First World War to the Museum repository. $1,500.00
Maitland & District Genealogical Society Inc. Research and publish "Maitland's Gallipoli Campaign", a book about the men and women from the local district who served in the First World War. $10,000.00
Hunter Total   $12,810.00
ELECTORATE OF LINDSAY
St Mary's RSL Sub-Branch To assist in funding the restoration of the First World War Rotunda in Victoria Park, St Marys. $20,000.00
Lindsay Total   $20,000.00
ELECTORATE OF MACARTHUR
Veterans Recreation Centre To replace plaques on the local memorial wall and preserve some original plaques. $9,433.00
Macarthur Total   $9,433.00
ELECTORATE OF MITCHELL
The Centenary of Anzac Hills Community Committee Hold an Anzac Centenary Week launch on 18 April 2015 at the Bella Vista Farm. $100,000.00
The Centenary of Anzac Hills Community Committee Provide assistance to the Centenary of ANZAC Hills Community Committee to help hold a number of events during the Centenary of Anzac.

This application is additional to originally approved grant application to cover:
*  Sound and lighting equipment for the 1812 overture orchestra performance;
*  Purchase of Lego for the Lego displays;
*  Stage equipment and photographs for the Centenary of Anzac stage play; and
*  Necessary insurances for the whole of event/committee activities.
$25,000.00
Mitchell Total   $125,000.00
ELECTORATE OF NEW ENGLAND
Armidale Dumaresq Council Compile and publish a book "Armidale and the First World War" to commemorate the men and women from the district who served in the First World War. $10,000.00
Gunnedah Shire Council Assist with holding a First World War exhibition at the Creative Arts Gallery, Gunnedah, from 17 April-24 May 2015, to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. $5,000.00
Tingha RSL Sub-Branch Erect a bronze soldier statue and install a plaque in the Tingha Memorial Gardens to commemorate the men and women from the district who served in the First World War. $12,940.00
Tamworth RSL Sub-Branch Publish a dictionary of biography 'Not Just Names' on the 194 names of the local men listed on the Tamworth Gates Roll of Honour who died while serving in the First World War. $10,000.00
Manilla Historical Society Inc Assist with publishing 'Manilla's Men in Marble', a biography of the men from Manilla who served in the First World War. $7,598.00
Tenterfield Shire Council Purchase five touch screen computer monitors for use at locations in Tenterfield, Drake, Liston and Steinbrook for an interactive display of stories and memorabilia on the servicemen and women from the district who served during the First World War. $3,500.00
Urbenville RSL Sub-Branch On 25 April 2015, install a plaque by the honour roll at the Urbenville Anglican Church, and install a plinth and plaque in the garden at the Urbenville Public School to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. $1,085.00
Leech's Gully Progress Association Restore the First World War Leech's Gully Honour Board. $4,100.00
Mingoola Progress Association Inc. Install a secure cabinet in the Mingoola Community Hall to house, preserve and display donated First World War memorabilia. $2,500.00
Oracles of the Bush- Tenterfield United Organisation Inc. Hold the Oracles Bush Poetry and Children's Art Competition from 27-29 March 2015 to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. $5,000.00
Steinbrook Progress Association Inc. Erect a new Honour Board in the Steinbrook Community Hall to commemorate the men from the district who served in the First World War. $960.00
Liston War Memorial Trust Install a new flagpole and replace the fencing around the First World War Memorial in Liston. $3,220.00
Walcha & District Historical Society Assist with publishing "Walcha in The Great War 1914-1919", a book on the contribution of the men and women from the Walcha district who served during the First World War. $5,500.00
Walcha RSL Sub-Branch Restore the Walcha First World War Cenotaph, Memorial Park entrance gate columns and fence and reposition the 75mm German trench mortar gun. $5,000.00
New England Total   $76,403.00
ELECTORATE OF PARKES
Coonamble Shire Council - Museum Under the Bridge Install a secure cabinet and storyboard holders at the Museum Under the Bridge, Coonamble, to house First World War memorabilia. $895.00
Moree RSL Sub-Branch Purchase 75 cloth hats embroidered with the ADF badge and issued to every ex-service person who takes part in the Anzac Day 2015 march. $1,640.00
Gulgong Historical Society Incorporated Install a secure cabinet in the Gulgong Pioneers' Museum to display First World War memorabilia. $1,000.00
Narromine Shire Council Erect a bronze honour roll at the Trangie Memorial Hall to commemorate the servicemen and women from the district who served in the First World War. $4,070.00
Pallamallawa War Memorial Hall Committee Contribute to the construction of a new outdoor war memorial including a Roll of Honour granite slab to allow Pallamallawa and district to commemorate Anzac Day and other significant military anniversaries. $10,000.00
Narrabri RSL Sub-branch To contribute to the erection of a new Narrabri War Memorial. $9,100.00
Gilgandra Shire Council To research, design, produce and install a permanent Cooee Honour Wall of the original 35 Cooees who marched from Gilgandra to Sydney in 1915. $5,185.00
Cobar Shire Council The project will create a travelling exhibition and a booklet focusing on local individuals from Cobar who enlisted in the First World War. $7,500.00
Eumungerie-Coboro RSL Sub-branch Display a plaque with the names of local servicemen and women who served in the First World War. $455.00
Dubbo District Concert Band The auditorium hire, advertising and program printing costs for a concert which will commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War. $808.00
Dubbo City Council To restore the Dubbo Cenotaph, re-patina the three bronze images, re-cast the bronze hinge on the safe to enable the Roll of Honour to be replaced, and update the Theatre of War listing. $15,000.00
Parkes Total   $55,653.00
ELECTORATE OF PARRAMATTA
NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated To run a free, public, historical Pageant through the centre of Parramatta on 30 August 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and the service and sacrifice of the men of the 1st Light Horse. $13,000.00
Parramatta Total   $13,000.00
ELECTORATE OF SYDNEY
St John's Village Install a plaque on the flagpole at St John's Village, Glebe, to commemorate all who served in the First World War and hire audio equipment and purchase two wreaths to use during a commemorative service and plaque unveiling ceremony to be held on Anzac Day 2015. $852.00
Sydney Total   $852.00
ELECTORATE OF THROSBY
Illawarra Centenary of Anzac Committee Hold two commemorative services and a street parade as part of Centenary of Anzac in the Illawarra. $11,795.00
Berrima District Historical & Family History Society Inc Contribute to the purchase of a double bay display case with lighting as part of the 'Southern Highlands 1200' Anzac Centenary Exhibition $12,210.00
Throsby Total   $24,005.00
ELECTORATE OF WERRIWA
Ingleburn RSL Sub-branch To supply and install a granite fixture to the 'Wall of Remembrance' depicting the charge of the Light Brigade' at Beersheba at the Ingleburn RSL Sub-Branch Memorial Garden. $11,000.00
Ingleburn RSL Sub-branch To engrave the RSL 'Ode' on black granite and install it within the Memorial Garden to commemorate those who served in the First World War. $4,180.00
Werriwa Total   $15,180.00
NSW TOTAL   $543,124.00

 

 

VICTORIA
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF ASTON
Boronia RSL Sub-Branch Upgrade the Memorial at the Tim Neville Arboretum, Ferntree Gully, with an honour roll to commemorate local servicemen and women who served during the First World War. $100,000.00
Eastern Regional Libraries Corp. Create a website containing names and details of the men and women named on memorials and honour boards around the Eastern Region of Melbourne who served in the First World War. $1,025.00
Villa Maria Aged Care, Wantirna Purchase of Centenary of ANZAC Memorial Plaque to be installed in Rose Garden. $831.00
Knox Historical Society To publish a book "Knox Anzacs 1914 - 1919". $5,460.00
Aston Total   $107,316.00
ELECTORATE OF BALLARAT 
Yendon History Group Restore the Yendon Avenue of Honour. $7,700.00
St Patrick's College Publish a history book documenting former students of St Patrick's College, Ballarat, who served in the First World War. $5,000.00
Creswick Museum Restore the Creswick Primary School First World War Honour Board which will be displayed in the Creswick Museum during the Anzac Centenary 2014-2018. $4,770.00
Victorian Interpretive Projects Inc. Undertake a "Mining Mud & Medals" project to document and highlight the connections during the First World War between the Australian Mining & Boring Corps, Australian Tunnelling Companies and Schools of Mines in  the Ballarat electorate. $35,683.00
Ballarat Cemeteries Trust Assist with publishing 'They Answered Their Country's Call', a book about those from the district who served during the First World War who are buried in Ballarat's two cemeteries or named on memorials within those cemeteries. $14,510.00
Coimadai Avenue of Honour Restoration Association Inc. Relocate the Coimadai Avenue of Honour Memorial Cairn to an area in the Southern Rural Water picnic ground at Merrimu Reservoir. $3,300.00
Daylesford Fire Brigade Install a plaque and storyboard at the Daylesford Fire Station and a plaque on the Daylesford War Memorial, and restore the Daylesford Fire Brigade Honour Board to commemorate the volunteer members of the Daylesford Fire Brigade who served in the First World War. $3,344.00
The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc To identify, research and make available information on an online database about civilians of Ballarat and district who were involved in the community efforts to support Australia's war effort in the First World War. $4,500.00
Ballarat Total   $78,807.00
ELECTORATE OF BATMAN
Darebin & Reservoir RSL Sub-Branch Hold a Dawn Service on 25 April 2015 at All Nations Park, Northcote, and an Anzac Day march followed by community services at RSL Sub-branches within the local district. $5,693.00
Fairfield Primary School Restore and install lighting to the Fairfield State School First World War Roll of Honour. $20,000.00
Darebin & Reservoir RSL Sub-Branches Hold a service on 11 September 2014 at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Bita Paka. $10,211.00
Batman Total   $35,904.00
ELECTORATE OF CASEY
Rotary Club of Lilydale Erect interpretive signage and a plaque at Lilydale Militia Camp to mark the centenary of a week long 'Camp of Instruction' in the paddocks that existed where the Lilydale Lake is today held by the 13th Brigade for compulsory citizen soldiers in February 2014. $5,200.00
Casey Total   $5,200.00
ELECTORATE OF DUNKLEY
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Supply of four commemorative bronze information plaques for the Rotunda on the Avenue of Honour in Mornington Park. $7,104.00
Mornington Peninsula Family History Society Inc Event to commemorate the Centenary of recruits leaving Frankston for the First World War at the Mechanics Institute on 4 October 2014. $1,000.00
Mornington Heritage Support Group Refurbish Mornington's First World War cenotaph. $2,250.00
Mornington and District Historical Society Inc Produce and print 100 Souvenir Editions of the publication 'Our Boys on the Front' which gives an account of the Mornington community's involvement in the whole of the First World War. $2,112.00
Dunkley Total   $12,466.00
ELECTORATE OF FLINDERS
Village Glen Residents' Club Committee To install a memorial plaque on a granite rock to commemorate the centenary of Gallipoli, located in front of the Village Glen Clubhouse. $3,000.00
Lang Lang Primary School To form a walking path to a commemorative Aleppo Pine tree and hire a marquee for the opening. $2,000.00
Nepean Historical Society Inc To design and print an Anzac information panel: A Tribute to Local Service People, First World War - for permanent display at Sorrento Museum. $2,794.00
Sorrento Portsea RSL Sub-branch To erect interpretive signage in Sorrento Park with a brief history of the Gallipoli campaign and the significance of the Lone Pine $2,888.00
Sorrento Primary School To create a paved walk that leads to a memorial stone with a plaque and inscription in memory of past students who served in the First World War. $1,000.00
Red Hill Community Action Inc To construct a War Memorial in Red Hill to honour those from the Red Hill and Red Hill South areas who served in the First World War. $6,000.00
Tyabb Primary School Create a Ceramic Poppy Commemorative Remembrance Wall $2,641.00
Pearcedale Public Hall Inc To build a First World War memorial garden with a pillar and plaque to commemorate local servicemen and women. $9,000.00
Rosebud RSL Sub-branch To build a stand to be made of grey Australian marble for an obelisk to be positioned on. $8,000.00
Our Lady of Fatima Primary School To commission an artwork to honour the Anzacs. $3,500.00
Mornington Peninsula Shire Contribute to costs associated with the relocation and refurbishment of the Somerville Cenotaph. $10,000.00
Koo Wee Rup RSL Sub-branch Purchase and install individual plaques and an honour roll at the Koo Wee Rup Avenue of Honour to commemorate the 44 men and women from the local district who served in the First World War. $11,750.00
Sorrento Portsea RSL Sub-branch Hold an event on 5 August 2014 to commemorate the firing of the first shot of the First World War by the British Commonwealth from Point Nepean. $10,000.00
Flinders Total   $72,573.00
ELECTORATE OF HIGGINS
Villa Maria Society To supply a bronze commemorative plaque on a granite block in the rose garden at Villa Maria in Prahran. $831.00
Higgins Total   $831.00
ELECTORATE OF INDI
Rutherglen RSL Sub-branch Manufacture a First World War granite soldier statue for inclusion in the Rutherglen Memorial Gardens. $6,000.00
Beechworth RSL Sub-branch To refurbish the Cenotaph in the Beechworth Town Hall Gardens. $8,416.00
Chiltern Athenaeum To restore the wheels on the field gun (cannon) at the Chiltern War Memorial. $5,800.00
Indi Total   $20,216.00
ELECTORATE OF ISAACS
Chelsea & District Historical Society Inc Publish a book titled Those Who Served and Died in World War One. The book provides information about individuals who lived in the Chelsea district and who served and died during the First World War. $15,000.00
City of Greater Dandenong Council Identify and map a series of walking trails across the Greater Dandenong municipality that explore sites and stories significant to the First World War. $37,300.00
Isaacs Total   $52,300.00
ELECTORATE OF LALOR
Little River Historical Society Inc. Erect a new memorial in Little River to commemorate the Australian nurses who served in the First World War. $52,965.00
Lalor Total   $52,965.00
ELECTORATE OF MALLEE
Swan Hill RSL Sub-Branch Install a bronze plaque in each of 15 schools in the Swan Hill district to commemorate those who served during the First World War. $11,550.00
Wycheproof & District Historical Society Restore an Autograph Flag and five honour hoards which will be displayed in the Community Museum, Wycheproof, to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac. $13,224.00
Shire of Yarriambiack Publish a register, using First World War Honour Boards, Honour Rolls and War Memorials, of servicemen and one servicewoman from the Warracknabeal district who served during the First World War. $3,560.00
Rupanyup RSL Sub-Branch Erect a granite monument, interpretive signage and a Gallipoli Pine on the First World War Avenue of Honour, Rupanyup. $13,000.00
Stawell RSL Sub-Branch Purchase seven First World War uniforms for the Stawell 303 Army Cadet Unit to wear during all Centenary of Anzac ceremonies in the district and surrounding areas including participation in catafalque parties. $6,171.00
Horsham Historical Society Inc. Publish a book to commemorate Horsham and district's servicemen and women who served during the First World War. $13,500.00
Horsham Rural City Council Hold an exhibition between August-October 2014 at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery to commemorate the First World War servicemen who enlisted in Horsham and the impact it had on the community. $7,400.00
Mallee Total   $68,405.00
ELECTORATE OF MARIBYRNONG
FOSALH (Friends of Sandy and the Australian Light Horse) To install a custom designed interpretive panel on or near to the burial site of Sandy, the only horse to return to Australia of the tens of thousands of horses taken overseas during the First World War. $17,622.00
Keilor East RSL Sub-branch Erect a water feature at the entrance to the Keilor East RSL Club to commemorate those from the local district who served in the First World War $6,880.00
Keilor East RSL Sub-branch Restore and reframe a photograph of men from the Essendon District attending a dinner on 8 September 1914 at the Moonee Ponds Town Hall prior to joining the 1st Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force to commence training in Egypt. $920.00
Maribyrnong Total   $25,422.00
ELECTORATE OF MELBOURNE
Carlton Gardens Primary School To publish and produce a book of students' work which will focus on Australia's involvement in the First World War. $7,458.00
Flemington Primary School Restore the First World War Honour Board at Flemington Primary School $7,000.00
Royal Australasian Society of Surgeons Assist with costs of holding an exhibition titled "The Anzac Surgeons of Gallipoli" from 24 April 2015 to 30 June 2015 at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Museum that will provide a snapshot of a 'surgical scene' at Gallipoli in 1915, and publish a book on the same subject. $10,140.00
Richmond Primary School Relocate the Richmond Primary School First World War Honour Board and encase it in a protective perspex case. $5,052.00
Mount Alexander College Install an honour board at Mount Alexander College to commemorate the former students of the College who served in the First World War. $1,782.00
Royal Historical Society of Victoria Develop and hold an exhibition on the Australian Red Cross support for the AIF during the First World War to be held between August-October 2014 at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. $9,069.00
East Melbourne Historical Society To hold an exhibition in April 2015 at the East Melbourne Library to commemorate the Gallipoli Landing and provide an insight into the lives of First World War servicemen and women before, during and after the war.  $2,400.00
Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. To hold an exhibition - "Chinese Anzacs: Chinese-Australians and the Great War" at the Chinese Museum from June 2014 - December 2014, and develop an education program for visiting school groups. $21,000.00
Women Caring for Veterans of War To build a memorial to the wives of war veterans from the First World War. $21,000.00
Melbourne Total   $84,901.00
ELECTORATE OF MELBOURNE PORTS 
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc Contribute towards a statue of a soldier which will form part of a memorial commemorating the role of the northern Aegean Island of Lemnos in Australia's Gallipoli story. $20,000.00
Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen and Women Australia Inc Contribution towards the First World War component of construction of Obelisk for fallen Victorian Jewish soldiers $15,000.00
Melbourne Ports Total   $35,000.00
ELECTORATE OF MURRAY
Violet Town RSL Sub-branch Hold a re-dedication service in 2015 of the restored and upgraded First World War Avenue of Honour in Violet Town and assist with publishing 'Violet Town's Lads and Lasses Great War Heroes', a book on the local men and women who served in the First World War. $4,600.00
Loddon Shire Council Erect two bronze sculptures in Soldiers Memorial Park, Wedderburn, to commemorate Albert Jacka VC and Albert Borella VC who served in the First World War. $20,000.00
Tatura RSL Sub-branch Construct a dais in Memorial Park, Tatura, to hold the statue of Private Robert Mactier VC, a local serviceman who served in the First World War and assist with lighting. $11,000.00
Honouring Our Heroes Euroa and District Inc Install three plinths with bronze statues and plaques in the Euroa RSL Lawns to commemorate three Victoria Cross recipients from the district who served in the First World War. $20,000.00
Murray Total   $55,600.00
ELECTORATE OF SCULLIN
Nillumbik Shire Council Create new interpretive signage that acknowledges the history of the Hurstbridge Memorial Recreation Park as a memorial to all who served in the First World War. $28,031.00
Scullin Total   $28,031.00
ELECTORATE OF WANNON
Skipton Friends of the RSL Assist with printing Skipton's Servicemen and Women, a publication which chronicles local servicemen and women who served in conflicts from the First World War to the Gulf, written by Janet Walsh and Joan Hunt. $600.00
Ararat Legacy Club Inc Restore the memorial to Sir Cyril Bingham Brudenell White which is located at the Buangor Cemetery. $7,000.00
Woolsthorpe Progress Association Upgrade the Woolsthorpe First World War Memorial. $2,713.00
Hexham Community Association Refurbish and upgrade the Hexham War Memorial. $3,729.00
Talbot Arts & Historical Museum Publish "In Memoriam - Talbot's Great War 1914-1918", a book on the history of the men and women from Talbot who served during the First World War. $2,500.00
Portland RSL Sub-branch Install a plaque on the Portland Cenotaph to commemorate the local men and women who served in the First World War and purchase two sets of replica First World War uniforms for use by the Light Horse Re-enactment Group during the centenary of the First World War. $2,548.00
Ararat Rural City Council Establish a First World War memorial to honour those who served from Ararat District on a lawn area next to the RSL building. $9,000.00
Central Goldfields Shire Council Restore the bronze soldier statue on the Maryborough War Memorial. $14,000.00
Corangamite Shire Council Restoration of the 1925 war memorial and redevelopment of the surrounding area with accessible footpath and landscaping to provide a revitalised space for the community. $3,812.00
Cobden Primary School To restore the First World War Roll of Honour at Cobden Primary School $1,056.00
Friends of the RSL Glenthompson Group To restore the First World War Honour Roll in the Glenthompson War Memorial Hall $1,400.00
Corangamite Shire Council Restoration of the war memorial in The Avenue Camperdown.  The memorial features a heroic female figure the 'Spirit of Empire' on a granite base and pedestal. The monument commemorates those from the district who fell in the First World War. $5,000.00
Corangamite Shire Council Restoration of the Derrinallum and District War Memorial.  The memorial was erected in memory of the soldiers of the district who fought in the First World War. $3,455.00
Lake Bolac Eel Festival Hold a photographic exhibition, community forum and concert as part of the Lake Bolac Eel Festival to be held at the Lake Bolac Memorial Hall from 21-23 March 2014 to commemorate the Indigenous men from South West Victoria who served in the First World War. $2,000.00
Lions Club of Maryborough Inc Restoration and enhancement of the Maryborough Soldiers Memorial Plot. $4,053.00
Central Goldfields Shire Council Production and display of 25 vinyl banners with First World War Centenary Photographic portraits of local service personnel and production of educational books. $3,200.00
Friends of RSL, Snake Valley-Carngham Branch Construction of a safe, solid surface level area around the First World War Peace Memorial to enable the safe assembly of people at Anzac Day and other services. $2,499.00
Friends of Warrnambool Botanic Gardens Contribute to the purchase and installation of interpretative signage for Warnambool's Lone Pine located in the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. $5,000.00
Warrnambool City Council Refurbishment of Liebig St War Memorial in Warrnambool. $5,000.00
Corangamite Shire Council Skipton War Memorial and RSSILA Honour Board Restoration $4,445.00
Corangamite Shire Council Terang War Memorial Restoration and Enhancement. $5,000.00
Corangamite Shire Council Restoration of the First World War Memorial at Port Campbell $3,015.00
Wannon Total   $91,025.00
VIC TOTAL   $826,962.00
QUEENSLAND
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF DICKSON
Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch Restore the Anzac Memorial Avenue of Honour between Petrie and Redcliffe. $39,775.00
Samford RSL Sub-Branch Plant an Avenue of Honour in Samford to commemorate servicemen and women from the district who served during the First World War. $34,000.00
Dayboro War Memorial Association Inc. Erect three granite columns around  the Dayboro War Memorial with plaques to commemorate the 15 local servicemen who served and paid the supreme sacrifice during the First World War. $14,000.00
Bray Park-Strathpine RSL Sub-Branch Hold an event at the Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club on a date yet to be confirmed as close as possible to the beginning of Australia's involvement in the First World War.  A memorial service, plaque dedication and memorabilia display will be held on the day and plaques will be installed at schools in the electorate to commemorate the centenary of Anzac. $12,000.00
Dickson Total   $99,775.00
ELECTORATE OF FAIRFAX
Adopt a Digger Inc. Assist with holding an exhibition at the Buderim War Memorial Hall during Anzac week 2015 to commemorate the servicemen and nurses from the local district who served during the First World War. $14,000.00
Nambour & District Historical Museum Association Inc. Install two secure cabinets in the Nambour & district Historical Museum to preserve and display a large amount of donated First World War memorabilia. $2,100.00
Maroochy RSL Sub-Branch Install two secure cabinets in the Maroochy RSL Sub-branch to preserve and display a large amount of First World War memorabilia. $10,267.00
Eumundi and District Historical Association Assist with publishing a booklet, installing didactic panels at the avenue of honour memorial trees and creating 20 audio and visual stories for the discover Eumundi website to commemorate those from Eumundi who enlisted in the First World War. $11,300.00
Sunshine Coast Regional Council Erect memorial walls with display boards and murals beside the Anzac Memorial Cenotaph, Quota Park, and Nambour, to commemorate the fallen heroes from the First World War $12,500.00
Coolum Peregian RSL Sub-Branch Install a secure cabinet in the Coolum Peregian RSL Memorial Hall to preserve and display a large amount of First World War memorabilia for the Centenary of Anzac. $14,630.00
Buderim Men's Shed Inc Design, fabricate and install a First World War Light Horse memorial at Cotton Tree Park. $53,413.00
Fairfax Total   $118,210.00
ELECTORATE OF HINKLER
Woodgate Beach RSL Sub-branch Inc Install a new First World War Memorial on The Esplanade, Woodgate Beach with security lighting. $10,000.00
Childers Military & Memorabilia Museum Install two secure cabinets and two display tables at the Childers Military & Memorabilia Museum to house, preserve and display a large amount of First World War memorabilia. $3,000.00
Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch Inc Install a new First World War Memorial at Freedom Park, Pialba. $50,000.00
Bundaberg & District Ex-Servicewomen's Association Hold a community memorial service on 1 November 2014 at the War Nurse Memorial Park, Bundaberg, to commemorate the centenary of the sailing from Australia of the first contingent from the Australian Army Nursing Service. $1,668.00
Bundaberg Regional Council To erect a new war memorial on Bargara's foreshore. $44,941.00
Hinkler Total   $109,609.00
ELECTORATE OF LEICHHARDT
The Historical Society, Cairns, North Queensland Inc Assist with holding an exhibition titled 'Far North Queensland Remembers World War One' from 4-27 April 2014 at the Tank Arts Centre in Edge Hill to illustrate the significant contribution made by Far North Queensland residents during the First World War both as serving men and women and as civilians. $9,491.00
Cooktown RSL Sub-branch Construct a new First World War Memorial archway at Anzac Park, Cooktown, with a bronze First World War soldier statue and Rising Sun badge. $34,084.00
Leichhardt Total   $43,575.00
ELECTORATE OF LONGMAN
Caboolture Morayfield RSL Sub-Branch Relocate and upgrade the Caboolture War Memorial to include a First World War Honour Roll and construct a new memorial wall. $20,000.00
Moreton Bay Regional Council Construct a new Anzac Memorial and Remembrance Gardens in Burpengary. $79,000.00
The 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop & Military Museum Assoc Inc Free community event to commemorate the commencement of the First World War. $3,747.00
Longman Total   $102,747.00
ELECTORATE OF MARANOA
Barcaldine Regional Council To contribute towards the construction of a memorial to recognise and commemorate the service and sacrifice made by the servicemen and women of Muttaburra in the First World War. $18,500.00
Maranoa Total   $18,500.00
ELECTORATE OF OXLEY
Serbian Orthodox Church School Congregation 'Sveti Nikola' To construct a memorial park on the grounds of the Serbian Orthodox Church School and install a plaque dedicating the memorial to allies with Serbia, for the purposes of commemorating Anzac and allied involvement in the First World War. $14,895.00
Centenary Suburbs RSL Sub-branch To install a statue of Simpson and his Donkey at the Centenary Suburbs War Memorial Gardens. $45,000.00
Oxley Total   $59,895.00
QLD TOTAL   $552,311.00
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF CURTIN
Shenton Park RSL Sub-branch Research and construct a new honour board for display in the Shenton Park Community Centre to commemorate the servicemen from West Subiaco who served in the First World War. $1,810.00
Town of Cambridge To refurbish the West Leederville War Memorial in preparation for the Anzac Day centenary and ceremony on 25 April 2015, and supply and install two flagpoles. $7,392.00
Curtin Total   $9,202.00
ELECTORATE OF FREMANTLE 
Bicton Environmental Action Group To have the Honour Avenue at Point Walter clearly defined as an Avenue with the purpose of displaying memorials to recognise the sacrifices made by Australians in the First World War. $12,351.00
City of Fremantle Publish a book about the men from the Fremantle district who served in the First World War, hold an exhibition and hire large digital screens and associated audio equipment for the 2015 Anzac Day and Anzac Dawn Commemoration Services. $41,000.00
Fremantle Total   $53,351.00
ELECTORATE OF MOORE
Somerly Primary School Construct an Anzac Garden of Remembrance at Somerly Primary School. $7,350.00
Moore Total   $7,350.00
ELECTORATE OF TANGNEY
Department of Corrective Services Install a new memorial with pathway from internal roadway to memorial at Hakea Prison to commemorate Australian servicemen and women who served in the First World War. $17,085.00
Tangney Total   $17,085.00
WA TOTAL   $86,988.00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF HINDMARSH
Army Health Services Research Group - Army Museum of South Australia Research Group Assist with the publication costs associated with producing a book which identifies and provides biographical information of all South Australian doctors who enlisted in the First World War. $6,000.00
Re-Enact SA To present a period infantry and light horse camp at Morphettville and a uniformed march and commemoration ceremony. $34,968.00
Hindmarsh Total   $40,968.00
ELECTORATE OF KINGSTON 
From Page to Stage Ltd on behalf of Southern Montessori Education Centre Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students to the Southern Montessori School, O'Sullivan Beach, South Australia $2,970.00
From Page to Stage Ltd on behalf of Cardijn College Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students to Cardijn College, Naarlunga Downs, South Australia $2,970.00
From Page to Stage Ltd on behalf of Christies Beach High School Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students to Christies Beach High School, Christie Downs, South Australia $2,970.00
From Page to Stage Ltd on behalf of Southern Vales Christian College Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students to Southern Vales Christian College, Morphett Vale, South Australia $2,970.00
From Page to Stage Ltd on behalf of Woodcroft College Provide the Production Package of 'Do Not Forget, Australia' - A theatrical production for school students to Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale, South Australia $2,970.00
Lions Club of Hallett Cove and Districts To hold a vigil, a community dawn service and a gunfire breakfast at Hallett Cove. $10,000.00
Kingston Total   $24,850.00
ELECTORATE OF WAKEFIELD
Salisbury RSL Sub-branch To supply and install a full size steel silhouette of an Australian Soldier adjacent to the Salisbury RSL Sub Branch. $500.00
Auburn, Clare & Districts RSL Sub-branch Install lighting to the First World War Memorial for dawn services and security at night.  Re-concrete the path with exposed aggregate to match the recently renovated Second World War Memorial. $10,000.00
Barossa Light Horse Historical Assoc Inc To purchase two equine mannequins and two male mannequins to enhance the First World War Light Horse displays. $5,580.00
Williamstown & Districts Historical Society To erect a memorial to local community members who volunteered to serve in the Australian Military Forces during the First World War. $6,350.00
Riverton RSL Sub-branch Assist the Riverton Primary School and Riverton High School conduct an art project to create two First World War murals, one for each school. $500.00
Owen Community Centre Committee Assist in restoring the First World War Memorial at Owen and installing a First World War Roll of Honour in the Owen Town Hall. $759.00
Dublin History Group Inc The supply of five exhibition banners, to supplement the collection of information about local veterans, and a tree planting with the supply and installation of plaques to commemorate the residents who did not return from the First World War. $5,684.00
Owen Primary School Hold a student research project at Owen Primary School to commemorate the local men and women who served in the First World War. $500.00
Rhynie Improvement Scheme Produce replica of First World War Honour Board from photo of original, due to loss of original. $1,225.00
RAAF Association, Elizabeth/Salisbury Branch Hold an exhibition titled "A Tribute to South Australian Born Australian Flying Corps Aces of the First World War" commencing in April 2015 at the Salisbury RSL Sub-branch. $1,650.00
National Military Vehicle Museum Purchase four new wooden wheels to be fitted to two restored Limbers that were used in the First World War. $10,000.00
Gawler RSL Sub-branch Restoration and relocation of Gawler's First World War Memorial to the Memorial Zone in Pioneer Park. $10,000.00
Virginia Primary School Create a semi-circle mosaic wall depicting three veterans from the First World War who attended the Old Virginia Primary School and lived in Virginia, around the front of the peace symbol in the Peace Garden of Virginia Primary School. $5,000.00
Two Wells RSL Sub-branch Upgrade the First World War memorial by dismantling, repairing and rebuilding it. $7,700.00
Wakefield Total   $65,448.00
SA TOTAL   $131,266.00
TASMANIA
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF BASS
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Hold an exhibition in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery entitled: The Great War - Tasmanian Experiences, to commemorate the commencement of the First World War. $30,500.00
Launceston Legacy Assist with research and publication costs associated with producing a book and transcripts on the history of Tasmanian members of the 3rd Field Ambulance unit, Tent Sub-Divisions, Army Medical Corps who served at Gallipoli, and the contribution and involvement of Launceston and other parts of Tasmania in the Anzac Campaign. $9,960.00
Flinders Council To undertake improvements to the Flinders Island Cenotaph, purchase and install a new Honour Roll for First World War Service at the entrance of the community Furneaux Arts and Entertainment Centre and conduct a Remembrance Day 2014 event. $9,560.00
Scottsdale RSL Sub-branch Build an Anzac Walk of Honour in Scottsdale Memorial Park commemorating the 457 who served in the First World War from the Dorset Municipality. $25,000.00
Bass Total   $75,020.00
ELECTORATE OF DENISON 
Military Heritage Foundation of Tasmania Develop two travelling exhibitions of images of Tasmanian Units in the First World War. $5,505.00
Denison Total   $5,505.00
ELECTORATE OF FRANKLIN
Esperance Discovery Centre, Dover District High School Inc Hold an exhibition from 14-27 April 2014 at the Gallery of the Old School, Dover, to commemorate the service and sacrifice of men and women from the local community who served in the First World War. $2,530.00
Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade Development of a memorial site at the Cambridge Memorial Oval which incorporates artillery machinery, the Australian and Tasmanian flags, a garden with Rosemary and three slabs of sandstone representing the Air Force, Army and Navy, and a paved area which highlights the 'Rising Sun'. $10,900.00
Huon RSL Sub-branch Inc Contribute to the printing of a book titled "Port Cygnet 1914-1918: A History of Tasmania. Volume 4.". $6,000.00
Lindisfarne RSL Sub-branch To provide a permanent record commemorating the First World War and the 100th Landing of Gallipoli by the Anzac forces and to provide a lasting First World War educational medium for veterans and the Lindisfarne community through placement of a plaque at the cenotaph, production of a booklet and a photographic display. $8,843.00
Clarence City Council Contribute towards the production of an interactive exhibition to celebrate the Anzac Centenary to be held throughout April 2015 at the Rosny Barn, Clarence City Council's premier visual arts space. $10,120.00
Browns River History Group Create four First World War banners for use at community events and commemorative services and publish a booklet on the men and women from the Browns River district who served in the First World War. $2,486.00
South Arm RSL Sub-branch Inc To establish a 'Wall of Honour' to commemorate the Tasmanian military units that served at Gallipoli during the First World War. $24,310.00
Franklin Total   $65,189.00
TAS TOTAL   $145,714.00
ACT
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF FRASER 
Military Historical Society of Australia Federal Council ACT Print 1,000 copies of a special Gallipoli edition in 2014 of Sabretche, the Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, to commemorate the Anzac Centenary. $3,740.00
St John the Baptist Anglican Church Construction of a remembrance garden and provision of a plaque to honour those who returned from the First World War and lived out their lives in Canberra. $9,985.00
Submarines Association Australia (SAA) ACT Inc. Produce and install two plaques at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the contributions of Australian submarines AE1 and AE2 in the First World War. $2,783.00
Fraser Total   $16,508.00
ACT TOTAL   $16,508.00
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Name of Applicant Purpose Total Grant Approved
ELECTORATE OF LINGIARI
Cocos Keeling Island Tourism Association Inc Construct a Sydney Emden 100 Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Cocos. $39,150.00
Lingiari Total   $39,150.00
ELECTORATE OF SOLOMON
Darwin Military Museum Production and distribution of a book (including a Teacher's Guide) about those who served in the First World War from the Northern Territory. $27,000.00
Solomon Total   $27,000.00
NT TOTAL   $66,150.00
Total grants: 212
OVERALL TOTAL TO DATE   $2,369,023.00

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