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Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum receives grant to honour war veterans

19 January 2015

The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum has been given a helping hand from the Federal Government’s ANZAC Centenary Grants Program, receiving $9,464 to assist with the development of a dedicated commemorative area to honour service men and women who served and sacrificed their lives during World War One.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the new commemorative area will be a lasting tribute to local World War One service men and women.

“The installation of a permanent commemorative area to honour and remember local service men and women who served during World War One, will ensure that their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten,” she said.

“The support of this grant also means that the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum can purchase new display cabinets to support the staging of a new exhibition of World War One memorabilia called The Anzacs.

“The new exhibition will include locally-connected artefacts and will be officially opened this Anzac Day by the Museum’s patron, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Garrard, as part of the Museum’s commemorations marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.”

Cr Tillman said the Museum’s successful grant application was a wonderful result for Meandarra and the wider community.

“Receiving this grant is a testament to the Museum’s commitment, and the Meandarra community’s support, to honour and create a lasting historical record of local men and women who have served and continue to serve, in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations,” she said.

For more information about the Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum please call 4665 6147 or visit www.ourwesterndowns.com.

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