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Monday, 16 June 2014 VA035

SALUTING AUSTRALIA’S VETERANS WITH GRANT INITIATIVES

Funding has been approved for commemorative projects honouring the sacrifice and service of Australia’s servicemen and women, past and present, under the Saluting Their Service grants programme, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, announced today.

Senator Ronaldson said the latest round of the Saluting Their Service grants programme provided 81 veteran and Defence community organisations across the country with $187,065 in Australian Government funding.

The Saluting Their Service grants programme helps the Australian community contribute to the commemoration of those who have served, and those who continue to serve our nation.

“These funds will support projects that enable communities to commemorate significant military anniversaries, build or restore memorials, preserve and display wartime and military memorabilia, and establish local honour boards and plaques, and flagpoles where none exist, for example,” Senator Ronaldson said.

“It is through these commemorative activities that we can ensure the service and sacrifice of generations of Australian service personnel is remembered, and continue to demonstrate our respect for the current generation of sailors, soldiers, airmen and women serving us today.”

Senator Ronaldson encouraged any organisation across Australia with an idea for a commemorative project that would benefit from some assistance to apply for the next round of Saluting Their Service grants.

“Not only do these commemorative projects mean so much to the veteran and defence communities of today, they are also ensuring the next generation of Australians continue to honour our proud military history,” Senator Ronaldson said.

Local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for future grant funding rounds should visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.

Media inquiries: Minister Ronaldson: Brad Rowswell 6277 7820 or 0417 917 796 Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

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SALUTING THEIR SERVICE COMMEMORATIVE GRANT RECIPIENTS

ACT

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

WRANS Association (ACT) WODEN ACT purchase new banner, hats and hat tally bands to reflect the change of name of the association

$1,727

Far East Strategic Reserve (Navy) Association

CAMPBELL ACT install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate 24 Royal Australian Navy ships that were allocated from 1955 to 1966

$1,243

TOTAL 2 $2,970

NSW

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

Avalon Beach RSL Sub-branch AVALON BEACH NSW

replace faulty lighting in a memorabilia display cabinet $858

Kyogle RSL Sub-branch KYOGLE NSW construct a memorial rose garden at the Kyogle cemetery to commemorate servicemen and women of

the Kyogle district

$2,610

The Spitfire Association

KILLARA NSW upgrade the website of The Spitfire Association $3,000

Hornsby Shire Council BEECROFT NSW relocate and restore the David John Willis Boer War Memorial in Beecroft $4,000 The Rotary Club of Cootamundra

COOTAMUNDRA NSW purchase a Peace Monument in Cootamundra $818 Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society Inc JUGIONG NSW erect three bronze plaques commemorating local

Second World War servicemen and women on the War Memorial Gates in Jugiong

$4,000

RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam / 35 Squadron Council

COFFS HARBOUR NSW hold a meet and greet function on 8 August 2014 at Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour to commemorate the 50th

anniversary of the deployment of the first RAAF operational unit to the Vietnam War

$769

RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam / 35 Squadron Council

COFFS HARBOUR NSW To publish a 'Caribou history of operations' booklet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deployment of

the first RAAF peration unit to the Vietnam War

$352

Narooma RSL Sub-branch NAROOMA NSW install six bronze plaques at the war memorial at the Narooma RSL club to commemorate local service in

various conflicts

$4,000

Tumut RSL Sub-branch ADELONG NSW add four names to the War Memorial at Adelong $710

Davistown RSL Sub-branch DAVISTOWN NSW affix four service plaques to the memorial wall at the Davistown RSL Club

$3,000

The Radar Air Defence Branch RAAF Association (NSW)

EAST GOSFORD NSW purchase a RAAF Radar Air Defence and Air Traffic Control banner for use on Anzac Day

$660

National Servicemen's Association of Australia Shoalhaven Sub-branch

ULLADULLA NSW install three information plaques on wartime memorabilia displayed at the Shoalhaven National Servicemen's Memorial in Ulladulla

$4,000

Bonalbo RSL Sub-branch BONALBO NSW install a plaque at the commemorative gazebo in Bonalbo to commemorate local servicemen interned as

prisoners of war in the Second World War

$2,695

Australian Armourers Association SHELLY BEACH NSW

print two books on the history of RAAF armourers and armament from 1921 to 2011 $2,615

Laurieton RSL Sub-branch LAURIETON NSW construct Navy and Air Force Memorials at Laurieton Memorial Park

4,000

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Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc UMINA NSW construct a community memorial at Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club in Umina

$4,000

Nelson Bay RSL Sub-branch NELSON BAY NSW

restore existing name panel on a memorial at Apex Park in Nelson Bay $2,948

The National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Assoc Australia Inc South Australia & Northern Territory Branch

GARDEN ISLAND NSW hold a commemoration service for the 50th anniversary of the embarkation of HMAS Sydney to Borneo and

Kedah

$2,689

Wollongong City Council DAPTO NSW restore the Dapto Pool War Memorial $4,000

The 7th Australian Division AIF Association

CHESTER HILL NSW hold a service at Bass Hill to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Lae campaign

$3,000

Belmont RSL Sub-branch BELMONT NSW relocate and upgrade the Belmont War Memorial $4,000 Battle of Java Sea & Coral Sea Commemoration Committee

SYDNEY NSW hold the inaugural merged Java and Coral Sea commemorative service at the Sydney Cenotaph $1,550

Total 23 $60,274

QUEENSLAND

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

Roma RSL Sub-branch MUCKADILLA QLD install an honour board commemorating local service men and women at Muckadilla $2,859

Long Tan Veterans Association ENOGGERA QLD install four bronze plaques on a rock at Gallipoli Baracks, Enoggera, to create a monument to commemorate those

killed at Long Tan

$3,632

Gold Coast War Museum MUDGEERABA QLD

purchase glass to create showcase cabinets to display wartime memorabilia at the Gold Coast War Museum and for loan to schools and community organisations

$3,000

Bundaberg & District Ex Servicewomen's Association Inc

BUNDABERG QLD erect a memorial wall at the War Nurses Memorial Park to commemorate all Australian service nurses $4,000

Manly-Lota RSL Sub-branch MANLY QLD restore and upgrade the Manly War Memorial $3,500 Beerwah Peachester RSL Sub-branch

BEERWAH QLD restore the Beerwah Peachester War Memorial and immediate surrounds $2,000

National Servicemen's Association (Qld) Inc Toowoomba & District Branch

TOOWOOMBA QLD produce a book on the history of national service and compulsory military service in Australia

$3,000

Palmwoods and District RSL Sub-branch PALMWOODS QLD

restore three plaques on the Palmwoods War Memorial $301

Nambour & District Historical Museum Association Inc

NAMBOUR QLD Assist the museum in memorabilia displays of former local residents $2,240

Innovative Care Ltd TUGUN QLD erect a new honour board and flagpole at the Tugun Aged Care Facility $1,170 Lowood RSL Sub-branch

LOWOOD QLD upgrade the Lowood War Memorial and immediate surrounds $3,801

Total 11 $29,503

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

National Servicemen's Association of Australia Eyre Peninsula Sub-branch

PORT LINCOLN SA install two plaques at the RSL Garden of Remembrance in Port Lincoln to honour Australian servicemen and

women and merchant navy seamen for their service in the Vietnam War

$2,400

Kadina Memorial School KADINA SA upgrade the Memorial Arch at Kadina Memorial School and install fencing, signage, lighting and a garden

$3,630

Sacred Heart College SOMERTON PARK SA restore Second World War and post-1952 honour rolls at Sacred Heart College

$3,000

Sacred Heart College SOMERTON PARK SA install lighting above the Second World War and post-1952 honour rolls at Sacred Heart College

$3,000

Cowell RSL Sub-branch COWELL SA Install mannequins to display military uniforms and purchase three frames to hold photographs of local

Second World War veterans at the Cowell RSL Sub-branch hall

$2,519

Brighton RSL Sub-branch BRIGHTON SA install a bookcase to hold the library collection of the Brighton RSL Sub-branch

$1,760

3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment South Australia Association Inc

ADELAIDE SA hold a luncheon on following a service to dedicate a memorial to the 50th Infantry Battalion AIF on the Pathway of Honour, Adelaide

$3,000

3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment South Australia Association Inc

ADELAIDE SA install a plaque on a plinth on the Pathway of Honour, Adelaide, to commemorate the 50th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

$4,000

Touched by FIRE Australia MORPHETT VALE SA

purchase mannequins and showcases to display military uniforms from the Vietnam War in a mobile exhibition $933

Total 9 $24,242

TASMANIA

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

Sorell RSL Sub-branch SORELL TAS restore the Boer War Memorial in Sorell $2,430

Campania District School CAMPANIA TAS install a flagpole and build a memorial garden at Campania District School

$1,809

Naval Association of Australia Devonport/Ulverstone Sub-section

ULVERSTONE TAS erect a memorial and hold a commemorative service in Ulverstone to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the

sinking of HMAS Voyager II

$2,585

Northern Midlands RSL Sub-branch PERTH TAS repair damage to the Cenotaph in Perth, Tasmania $1,950 Smithton RSL Sub-branch

SMITHTON TAS install a display cabinet to showcase wartime memorabilia at the Smithton RSL Sub-branch $2,258

Total 5 $11,032

VICTORIA

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

National Servicemen's Association of Australia South East Victorian Sub-branch

BERWICK VIC restore the National Servicemen's Memorial in Berwick $2,300

Numurkah & District Development Committee Inc

NUMURKAH VIC Install a wall art mural overlooking the Numurkah Cenotaph depicting local servicemen and women in theatres of war from the Boer War to the present.

$3,000

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Cohuna/Leitchville RSL Sub-branch COHUNA VIC erect a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag at the Cohuna/Leitchville RSL Sub-branch clubrooms

$500

Royal Australian Air Force Association Ballarat Branch

HAMILTON VIC restore the Hamilton Air Force Memorial Gates $1,920

St Thomas Aquinas College TYNONG VIC install a flagpole at St Thomas Aquinas College $500

Stanhope RSL Sub-branch STANHOPE VIC install a plaque on the Stanhope War Memorial commemorating local service women who served in the

Second World War

$550

Innovative Care Ltd ECHUCA VIC erect a new honour board and flagpole at the Echuca Residential Care Facility $1,170 Coleraine RSL Sub-branch

COLERAINE VIC upgrade the flagpole and cenotaph at the memorial garden at Coleraine RSL $2,008

Corop Community Action Group COROP VIC erect a flagpole at Corop Community Centre to fly the Australian National Flag

$500

Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Association (Vic) Inc

FOUNTAIN GATE VIC purchase an updated RAEME banner for use on days of commemoration

$3,000

Lifestyle Communities Ltd T/A Lifestyle Hastings Village

HASTINGS VIC install a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag at Lifestyle Hastings Village $500

Maroona Recreation Centre Committee MAROONA VIC erect a war memorial in Maroona to honour local First World War and Second World War servicemen

$3,275

Tongala RSL Sub-branch TONGALA VIC install an honour board at Tongala RSL Hall to commemorate servicemen from the Tongala district who

served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War

$350

National Vietnam Veterans Museum SAN REMO VIC create a 9RAR interactive display at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum

$2,920

Gembrook Primary School GEMBROOK VIC undertake a research project and install a memorial rock and plaque to commemorate the contribution of local ex-

service personnel in peacekeeping and in times of conflict

$1,000

National Vietnam Veterans Museum Ltd NEWHAVEN VIC restore and upgrade honour board in the National Vietnam Veterans Museum

$2,250

Geelong Lodge / Dependable Care GEELONG VIC erect a flagpole at Geelong Lodge in Belmont to fly the Australian National Flag

$500

Brim Memorial Hall Committee BRIM VIC restore and upgrade the historical flagpole at the Brim Memorial Hall

$3,135

Bendigo District RSL Sub-branch LONG GULLY VIC restore a Centurion Tank on display at the Bendigo District RSL Sub-branch Memorial and Memorabilia Park

$3,000

Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum BEECHWORTH VIC

publish a book Beechworth at War focussing on the stories of residents of Beechworth involved in the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars

$3,000

Castlemaine RSL Sub-branch SUTTON GRANGE VIC

improve access to the Sutton Grange War Memorial $925

Creswick-Smeaton RSL Sub-branch CRESWICK VIC erect a flagpole at the Creswick Cenotaph to fly the Australian National Flag

$500

Hemsley Park Residents Committee BALLARAT EAST VIC

install a flagpole at the Hemsley Park Retirement Village to fly the Australian National Flag $500

Reservoir Lodge / Dependable Care RESERVOIR VIC install a flagpole at Reservoir Lodge in Reservoir to fly the Australian National flag

$500

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Mitchell Sub-branch

SEYMOUR VIC install closed circuit television cameras at the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk in Seymour $4,000

Total 25 $41,803

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Recipient Location Funding Description Total $

Helena College Junior School DARLINGTON WA install a memorial garden at Helena College Junior School

$3,000

Royal Australian Engineers Association of WA Inc

BALGA WA publish a book Sappers in the West - Army Engineers in Western Australia - 1851 to 2012 $3,000

Serpentine-Jarrahdale RSL Sub-branch HYDEN WA install a display cabinet at the Miniature Soldier Museum in Hyden to exhibit wartime memorabilia

$3,000

Shire of Williams WILLIAMS WA install a community war memorial in Williams, Western Australia $3,300

Kelmscott-Pinjarra 10th Lighthorse Memorial Troop Inc

SEVILLE GROVE WA display a complete, genuine World War 2 uniform $1,941

Ballajura RSL Sub-branch BALLAJURA WA install six new commemorative plaques on the memorial in Ballajura Peace Park

$3,000

Total 6 $17,241

Total of all grants 81 $187,065