FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding for the Clarence River Historical Society and Port Yamba Historical Society to help care for and promote maritime heritage in Page.
“This funding will ensure that important maritime heritage of the Clarence Valley is available to the community now and for future generations,” Mr Hogan said.
The Clarence River Historical Society will receive $3000 for a professional stocktake audit to access items of national, state and local significance in its collection, while the Port of Yamba Historical Society will receive $600 to engage a paper specialist to preserve two Lifesaving certificates presented to Osric B Notely.
More than $150,000 was provided to 31 organisations across Australia through the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme.
The scheme, which includes grants of up to $10,000, internships and in-kind support by museum experts, is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum.
“I congratulate both historical societies and wish them well in their important work,” Mr Hogan said.
Projects assist in the preservation, collection management and conservation of maritime heritage and to ensure that expert academic knowledge and professional skills can assist in the development of public and education programs.
Since 1995, more than $1 million has supported many community and not-for-profit organisations across Australia with many maritime enthusiasts offering their time and expertise to preserve Australia’s diverse maritime heritage.