Armistice Centenary projects unveiled across Farrer

Armistice Centenary projects unveiled across Farrer

AlburyCity today launched its Armistice Centenary project on the ground floor of the city’s council offices.

Armistice: Albury’s Armistice Celebration, examines life in the city at the time of the war’s end, looking at the immediate impact of war, peace and the soldiers’ return home. It will be on display in the council offices foyer to 5 April 2019.

Curated by staff from the Albury City Library Museum, the exhibition is one of around 660 community projects around the nation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War, sharing in more than $5.3 million under the Program.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said he was impressed with the projects that had been approved for funding, and the innovative ways groups were commemorating the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

“Successful projects and activities include the restoration of relics from the First World War, installation of commemorative plaques, the creation of displays and books, activities to honour the role women played during the war, as well as the installation of honour boards,” Mr Chester said.

Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, every Federal electorate had the opportunity to receive up to $50,000 for local projects that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on 11 November 2018.

Other projects across Farrer range from a new memorial bench and surrounds at Gol Gol Public School, to a freshly minted bronze Rising Sun at the Rankins Springs Memorial Hall – a full list of local Armistice Centenary projects is available here.