Boost for Canberra heritage projects


Released 21/10/2019

Canberra’s unique and valuable heritage is being preserved through grant funding for 21 local projects.

We’re providing grants to a wide range of projects celebrating Canberra’s heritage across sport, space, fashion, nature, emergency services, modern architecture and Aboriginal culture.

This includes the Historical Society’s project to conserve Canberra Fire Museum uniforms and projects that highlight the pioneering days of cricket in the ACT.

The ACT Heritage Grants Program 2019-2020 is providing a total of $355,000, including $107,472 funding through Community Partnership Projects.

Grant recipients:

  • Australian Apollo 11 Anniversary Committee: Apollo oral history.Interviews commemorating the role of key people involved with the ACT tracking stations during the Apollo 11 moon landing. $10,310.
  • Canberra and District Historical Society: Cricket on the Limestone Plains.An exhibition about the evolution and social importance of cricket on the Limestone Plains. $7,900.
  • Alexandra Wass: Cuppacumbalong pathways upgrade. Safety and accessibility upgrades to the internal path network. Works commenced under a previous heritage grant. $17,630.
  • Capital Region Heritage Rail Ltd: Platform for heritage Locomotive 1210. A purpose built platform and steps for the public accessbility of heritage-listed Locomotive. $9,900.
  • Alan Foskett: Reprint of two books previously funded by ACT Heritage Grants. Reprint of two in-demand books: 'The Molonglo Mystery' (2006) and 'Homes for the Workers' (2011). $3,314.
  • Alan Foskett: Early Days of Cricket in Canberra. A book based on the unique collection of heritage photographs from Canberra sportsman Keith Carnall (funding for printing costs only). $4,500.
  • Ainslie All Saints Anglican Church: Reprint of "Stations of the Cross.”Reprinted book will improve on the presentation of the first edition and better communicate history with new audiences. $6,800.
  • Ainslie All Saints Anglican Church: Replace windows in Ainslie All Saints. Restore the condition and safety of the Church’s coloured glass windows in the building’s Neo-Gothic style. $4,318.
  • Inner South Community Council: Forrest street sign restoration. Restore ten 1920s street signs in the heritage listed Forrest Housing Precinct, Blandfordia 4 and Blandfordia 5. $17,993.
  • Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association: Rock Valley Homestead interpretation. A plan to guide the development of Rock Valley Homestead as an interpretive hub.$9,700.
  • Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association: Interpretation of eucalyptus oil distilling. Interpretation of the historical eucalyptus oil production industry in the Tidbinbilla area. $7,000.
  • Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre: Establishing a Southwell family archive. The archive will allow for long-term curation of the records of Thomas Southwell of 'Parkwood’ and his brothers. $7,500.
  • National Trust of Australia (ACT): National Trust Urban Polaris.A seven-hour navigating and cycling event where teams find their way to heritage listed check points.$5,000.
  • Red Hill primary School Parents and Citizens Association: 60th anniversary of Red Hill Primary School. An open day during the 2020 Heritage Festival to celebrate Red Hill Primary School's heritage. $5,450.
  • National Trust of Australia (ACT): Conservation of oral history recordings. Digitisation of audio recordings of people who influenced the development of Canberra.$4,000.
  • Nicola Lambert: Yhurramuulan Murra Trail. A trail in the inner-north of Canberra that will allow for the sharing of Ngunnawal stories, art and language, and celebrate and strengthen cultural heritage.$40,848.
  • Canberra Modern: Canberra Modern Festival. Events that celebrate and promote conservation of mid-century heritage of Canberra. $8,500.
  • Sandra Pires: The Yesterday Stories. Produce seven ACT focused videos for Canberra Tracks featuring histories for heritage conservation, tourism and education. $26,270.
  • Fire Brigade Historical Society of the ACT: Interpretation of uniform collection. Displaying and interpreting uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) in a new exhibition space. $33,060.
  • Kingston and Barton Residents Group & Fire Brigade Historical Society of the ACT: 80 years of ACT fire and rescue through clothing. A fashion parade to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Forrest Fire Station, now the Canberra Fire Museum. $5,555.
  • Friends of Flea Bog Flat: Flea Bog Flat heritage track. Interpret a remnant section of the old Weetangera Road known as ‘Flea Bog Flat’, that runs through native bushland in Bruce. $11,980.

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