ANZAC Centenary Grants honours local servicemen and women

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino congratulates the Bunbury RSL sub branch, Dardanup Primary School and the River Valley Primary School on being successful applicants for commemorative projects under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

 

•             The Bunbury RSL sub branch will receive $4165 for a computer kiosk to contain images and stories of service people from the South West.

•             The River Valley Primary School in Burekup will receive $7045 to build two granite Memorial Walls and upgrade their Honour Roll.

•             Dardanup Primary School will receive $6926 for a research project which will culminate in a book about Dardanup’s First World War history.

 

“These projects will help highlight the many stories that exist in the South West about the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women during the First World War,” Mrs Marino said.

 

“The grants assist the community to find out more about their local servicemen and women to understand the freedoms we enjoy today, in many instances, came at the highest price.”

 

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 Coalition Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate,” Mrs Marino said.

 

There will be more Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program projects announced in the Forrest electorate as they are approved.

 

Project details

River Valley Primary School

The Memorial Walls need updating to fully honour all known service men and women who came from Burekup and Roelands. Two new walls will complement to existing memorial which will remain untouched and altogether be a lasting tribute of local service men and women.

 

Bunbury RSL sub branch

The Bunbury RSL has many photos and stories regarding the involvement of service people from the South West. This information will be digitised and accessed on a touchscreen computer.

 

Dardanup Primary School

Driven by students, who will interview older generations about their relatives who went to war, the accounts of Dardanup’s service men and women will be recorded in a book. Some students have great, great grandparents who went to the First World War.