Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King today announced funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program for two projects that will honour the Great War heroes from the Creswick community.
Creswick-Smeaton RSL will receive $10,000 to deliver Creswick 1915 and the museum will receive $4,770 to restore Creswick Primary School’s First World War Honour Board.
“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.
“Creswick 1915 includes a series of events that will turn back the clock 100 years through historical re-enactments to commemorate the service of over 850 men from the Creswick district who enlisted in the Great War.
“Creswick Museum will restore and display the primary school’s impressive First World War Honour Board during the ANZAC Centenary. In addition the museum will conduct extensive research on the 236 people listed to tell their stories and preserve their memories.
“These are both important projects that will reveal the experience of an entire community at war a century ago.
“I’d like to acknowledge the work of the RSL and the museum for their commitment to these important projects.
“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 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.