A $5,000 grant from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program will enable St Patrick’s College to tell the stories of around 300 of the school’s Old Boys who fought in the Great War.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King said the funding would support the research and publication of a book that documents the stories of former St Patrick’s students who served in the First World War.
“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program supports projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War,” Ms King said.
“Of over 300 of St Patrick’s Old Boys who served our nation in the Great War, more than 40 made the ultimate sacrifice.
“This book will enable future generations of students to honour their memories and reflect on the experience of war for the entire school community.
“I’d like to acknowledge the work of St Patrick’s College for their dedication and commitment to this important project.
“Thanks also to the members of local Anzac Centenary Grants committee for their expert advice and assessment of applications for funding from the program.”
The program has already received applications to support up to $125,000 of local projects in the Federal Electorate of Ballarat that commemorate the First World War.
For further information go to http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/index.htm or contact Ms King’s office at 5 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Ph: 5338 8123.