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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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8 December 2016

Local projects receive boost through major commemorative grants

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today announced four projects will share in more than $67,000 to commemorate Australia’s wartime heritage.

The funding was provided under the Major Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program to projects in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

The Surfers Paradise RSL Sub-branch will receive $24,212 to complete Stage 3 of the Queensland Korean War Memorial.

The Australian Flying Corps (AFC) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Association National Council in Victoria was awarded $10,455 to publish a book on the AFC in the First World War.

The National Boer War Memorial Association in the ACT will receive $11,321 to hold a dedication ceremony in May 2017.

The Jewish National Fund of Australia Inc in NSW was awarded $21,750 towards an exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum to commemorate the centenary of the Australian Light Horse involvement in the Battle of Beersheba.

“These projects will honour the service and sacrifice of our nation’s servicemen and women as we commemorate the Anzac Centenary period from 2014 to 2018,” Mr Tehan said.

“As a nation it is important we reflect on Australia’s wartime experiences and how they have shaped our nation.”

A list of the projects awarded funding in this round of grants is attached.

For more information about the Saluting Their Service program, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Commemorative Grants team on 1800 026 185 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au.

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Minister Tehan’s Office: 02 6277 7820
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants October 2016

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Recipient Location Funding description Amount $
National Boer War Memorial Association CAMPBELL Hold a dedication ceremony for the National Boer War Memorial in Canberra 11,321
Total Grants – ACT – 1 Total $ 11,321
NEW SOUTH WALES
Recipient Location Funding description Amount
$
Jewish National Fund of Australia Inc DARLINGHURST Hold an exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum commemorating the centenary of the Australian Light Horse involvement in the Battle of Beersheba 21,750
Total Grants – NSW – 1 Total $21,750
QUEENSLAND
Recipient Location Funding description Amount
$
Surfers Paradise RSL Sub-branch BROADBEACH Complete Stage 3 of the Queensland Korean War Memorial at Broadbeach 24,212
Total Grants – QLD – 1 Total $24,212
VICTORIA
Recipient Location Funding description Amount
$
AFC and RAAF Association National Council HAWTHORN EAST Publish a book entitled 'Australian Flying Corps in the Great War 1914-18' 10,455
Total Grants – VIC – 1 Total $10,455

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