Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is pleased that a new, updated edition of the book – ‘Lest We Forget: The Servicemen & Women of Dunedoo’ – has been launched today at the Dunedoo Library.
The publication of this new edition was made possible through $6,500 in funding from the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program, which the Dunedoo Historical Society and Museum were successful in applying for in 2021.
“I’m delighted to see the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program resulting in what will be a lasting historical benefit for the community of Dunedoo,” Mr Coulton said.
“This book forms a wonderful record of the wartime heritage of the town of Dunedoo and will be a great reference for historians for years to come. It also now includes additional material on Dunedoo’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
“The hard work of Anne Watts and the Dunedoo Historical Society and Museum have translated hours of research and compiling of photographs into a bound copy which is now accessible to readers. They should be proud of their achievements, and the book launch today is a great example of what can be done through the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.”
The launch of the updated ‘Lest We Forget: The Servicemen & Women of Dunedoo’ was attended by Mr Coulton, members of the Dunedoo Historical Society and supportive locals to celebrate the new publication.
Copies of the updated edition of ‘Lest We Forget: The Servicemen & Women of Dunedoo’ will be available for purchase at Milling Stuart and the Dunedoo Museum.
The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program invites eligible organisations to apply for grant funding for projects that promote appreciation of the experiences of service and Australia’s wartime heritage.
“Batch 1 of the STS Commemorative Grants Program is now open for applications until 13 June 2023 and I encourage organisations from the Parkes electorate with a suitable project to apply for these grants which have funded many worthy projects both large and small,” said Mr Coulton.
To find out more about the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program and to apply please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website:
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