Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee has today announced the Oberon RSL Sub-Branch has received a $3,000 Australian Government grant through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
Mr Gee said the grant will go towards a display at the Oberon Military Museum and will represent what life was like for Australian soldiers in the trenches during World War One.
“This project will be complete in time for Remembrance Day, which will mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago,” Mr Gee said.
“The display will depict what living conditions were like and also show the weapons used by soldiers.
“This will be a great educational resource for local residents, and also school students, and I’m pleased the Federal Government is supporting this project.”
The Oberon RSL Sub-Branch represents successful applicants receiving funding for community projects to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice recently announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester.
“Commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac Centenary 2014–18 and I have no doubt the Oberon RSL Sub-Branch will create a lasting legacy of remembrance at the Bodangora War Memorial site,” Mr Gee added.
“These grants have been designed to deliver local projects and activities to communities like ours to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.
“The commitment of organisations such as the Oberon RSL Sub-Branch ensures communities like ours can preserve our local history for future generations.”
Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.