Angaston and Penrice Historical Society will receive a grant of $4,590 through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program.
The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations are appropriately remembered.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP welcomed the grant.
“This grant will enable Angaston and Penrice Historical Society to restore the Angaston QF 25 Pound Field Gun located within the Angaston Memorial Reserve.” Mr Pasin said.
“This commemorative project undertaken by the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society will continue the tradition of remembrance, and I look forward to seeing the reconditioned Field Gun.”
Angaston and Penrice Historical Society President Bill Gransbury said “The Q5 25 Pound Field Gun is significant to Angaston as it salutes the service of the men and women of our community during times of war.”
“The Angaston RSL purchased the Field Gun from the Australian Defence Force during the 1960’s. When the Angaston RSL wound up, they transferred ownership to the Angaston Council.” Mr Gransbury said.
“We appreciate the grant from the Federal Government that will enable the Field Gun to be restored as a tribute to past service personnel of the Australian Defence.” Mr Gransbury said.
Mr Pasin said, “I am so proud of the history of service in Barker and this project is a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities.”
“Australia owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Mr Pasin said