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New rifle for Rooty Hill RSL.



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Roger Price MP Federal Member for Chifley Chief Opposition Whip

New Rifl e for Rooty Hill RSL 9 June 2006

Federal Member for Chifl ey, Roger Price has today presented the Rooty Hill RSL with a 7.62 Self Loading Rifl e to be placed in the club’s museum, “ANZAC Cove”.

“The Rooty Hill RSL has an excellent collection of memorabilia in its possession and it’s a “The Rooty Hill RSL has an excellent collection of memorabilia in its possession and it’s a privilege to be able to help contribute to the existing display” Mr Price said. privilege to be able to help contribute to the existing display” Mr Price said.

The World War II rifl e was made available through the Department of Defence, armament The World War II rifl e was made available through the Department of Defence, armament services. services.

While presenting the rifl e to Kevin Hall, the President of the Rooty Hill sub branch Mr While presenting the rifl e to Kevin Hall, the President of the Rooty Hill sub branch Mr Price commented on the collection of items the RSL has on display ranging from various Price commented on the collection of items the RSL has on display ranging from various weapons, helmets, medals and even a bottle of Japanese sake. weapons, helmets, medals and even a bottle of Japanese sake.

“Having physical artefacts such as these are an excellent way to keep history alive through “Having physical artefacts such as these are an excellent way to keep history alive through the generations” Mr Price said. the generations” Mr Price said.

The collection is an asset to Western Sydney and is available to anyone wishing to learn The collection is an asset to Western Sydney and is available to anyone wishing to learn more about the military history of Australia. more about the military history of Australia.

“I hope that by presenting this weapon to the Rooty Hill RSL we are able to highlight the “I hope that by presenting this weapon to the Rooty Hill RSL we are able to highlight the futility of confl ict and honour the memories of those who have fallen” Mr Price concluded. futility of confl ict and honour the memories of those who have fallen” Mr Price concluded.

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