Joint Media Release Minister for Veterans’ Affairs The Hon Darren Chester MP and Country Liberals Candidate for Solomon Kathy Ganley
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion and CLP Candidate for Solomon, Kathy Ganley, have commended four Top End projects on receiving Coalition Government funding to develop their projects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.
Senator Scullion said the Darwin Chorale had received $21,409 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Programme to present a concert commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice.
“The Voices of Remembrance: A Territory Story of War and Peace, being held this Saturday 3 November at the Darwin Entertainment Centre, will be a fitting tribute to appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago,” Senator Scullion said.
“I am also delighted to see that the Darwin Military Museum will receive $7,550 in funding to create a permanent Territorian Indigenous servicemen’s display to rightly acknowledge the service of our First Australians from the NT.
“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.”
Mrs Ganley said the Darwin High School Board will install an Honour Roll of First World War Territory Servicemen who were former students of Darwin Public School from their funding of $13,473.
“Using a Coalition investment of $3,350 the Darwin City Brass Band will also perform at the Voices of Remembrance concert with the Darwin Chorale this weekend and they will also do their own Centenary of Armistice concert “In Their Honour” on Saturday 10 November at Christ Church Cathedral,” Mrs Ganley said.
“The commitment of organisations such as the Darwin Military Museum and these other successful applicants ensures communities like ours can preserve our local history for future generations.”
The Top End organisations receiving funding for community projects to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice were 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 these Top End projects will create a lasting legacy of remembrance,” Mr Chester said.
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.