Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has commended four local organisations on receiving Federal Government funding to develop their project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.
The projects in Aberdeen, Tamworth, Uralla and Inverell worth more than $20,000 in combined funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program will help communities pay tribute to this important occasion in our national wartime history.
“These grants will help us appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago with delivery of local projects for local communities here in the New England electorate,” Mr Joyce said.
“The commitment of organisations such as the light horse association together with Inverell, Uralla and Aberdeen RSL sub branches ensures communities like ours can preserve our local history for future generations.
“Whether that’s a street march, or upgrading one of our many historic war memorials around the region, it’s all helping us commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and paying tribute to our local service men and women.”
Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Armistice Centenary Grants Program - New England:
- 12th /16th Hunter River Lancers and 24th Light Horse Regiments Association $8,442: Project: Upgrade the Australian Light Horse Memorial in Tamworth with the installation of four new plaques.
- UraIla RSL Sub-Branch $6,000 Project: Restore and refit two First World War Honour Rolls located on either side of the memorial gates at Alma Park in Uralla.
- Aberdeen RSL Sub-Branch $4,887: Project: Continue restoration of the Aberdeen Cenotaph.
- lnverell RSL Sub- Branch $3,640: Project: Commemorate the end of the First World War with a street march and a Memorial Service.