Radio Port Phillip will assist in telling the story of the Anzac legend through an ingenious use of technology to give new meaning to our historic monuments.
The $5,000 grant will be used to create signage with QR codes at the sites of local monuments that will tell the history of that monument through an audio visual presentation.
QR codes can be captured with a smartphone and provide the user with information on the local history of the monument and its connection with World War I.
The station will partner with local RSLs to create the QR codes for selected monuments on the Mornington Peninsula.
Mr Hunt said it was terrific to see community groups working together to create lasting reminders of the courageous spirit of the Australian troops during the First World War.
“I am delighted that RPP FM has received this Commonwealth Government grant to tell our local Anzac stories,” Mr Hunt said.
RPP FM manager Brendon Telfer said he was excited that the radio station could assist in providing residents and visitors with the local history of WWI.
“We are looking forward to telling the story of the Anzac legend in this novel and unique way,” Mr Telfer said.
Mr Hunt said he was 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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