Another 200 pages of World War 1 history, recording the efforts of men and women from the Moree district who fought between 1916 and 1918, will be published thanks to the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme.
Parkes MP, Mark Coulton, said Moree and District Historical Society will be granted $4,500 to publish Volume Two of its historical account of Moree Anzacs in the First World War.
“Moree will join communities across Australia in benefiting from a funding boost to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation,” Mr Coulton said.
“This grant will help the Moree and District Historical Society to continue its important work in commemorating our district’s contribution to the national war effort.
“In 2015 the Moree and District Historical Society produced Volume One of ‘Moree’s Anzacs’ chronicling the stories of men and women from the district who enlisted in World War 1,” Mr Coulton said.
“This funding will ensure the second and final volume, which records an integral part of our nation’s wartime history, is published with 150 printed copies soon to be available.”
Mr Coulton congratulated society member and one of the drivers behind the project Michael McNamara of Moree, for his dedication to the literary project.
“The publishing of the second volume will play an important role in educating future generations about the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women,” he said.
More than $2.2 million in funding was provided through this round of the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme.
For more information on the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants programme visit the Community Grants Hub (www.communitygrants.gov.au). Applications for the next rounds of grants are open now.