A collage of photos, words and artefacts from WWI will become a permanent display at the Sorrento Museum thanks to a $2,794 Commonwealth government Centenary of ANZAC grant.
“I am delighted to announce that the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson has approved a grant for the Nepean Historical Society,” Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said.
“Like many places on the Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento has strong local ties to WWI,” Mr Hunt said.
Nepean Historical Society secretary Joy Kitch said she was delighted to accept the grant on behalf of the Historical Society.
“For a small society like ours it is a very significant amount of money,” Ms Kitch said.
“We really wanted to make a significant memorial to local people who served in WWI. This will enable us to create a professional collage of photos words and artefacts collected from local people who served in WWI. In particular, we want to highlight the local women who served.”
Ms Kitch said the Nepean Historical Society had been working closely with the RSL in designing the collage.
“We really appreciate this grant and we are looking forward to honouring the centenary of ANZAC,” she said.
“Once completed, the collage will be on permanent display at the Sorrento Museum.”
Mr Hunt said he was looking forward to working with community groups across the electorate to deliver commemorations that would honour the nation’s centenary of service.
“The Centenary of ANZAC will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program gives community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the ANZAC spirit,” Mr Hunt said.
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