A new easy to use database site where you can literally punch in your postcode and find out about local war memorials, avenues of honour and memorial buildings has been launched in Victoria.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the database is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to educate the community about the importance of our war memorials and monuments and remembering the sacrifice our veterans and current serving personnel have made for our country.
Known as the Victorian War Heritage Inventory, the searchable database contains information and images of sites relating to Victoria’s war history sites and places of commemoration and can be found on the Victorian Veterans Virtual Museum at www.veterans.vic.gov.au
Also currently open is ‘The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize’, an annual competition held to select 10 students to participate in a study tour of important sites where Australians have served in war, centred on Gallipoli or the Western Front.
“I would encourage all eligible students to think about applying for the 2012 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize.”
“The Prize is open to all year 9 and 10 students currently enrolled in all Victorian government, Catholic and Independent secondary schools and applications need to be submitted by 21 October, 2011,” said Mr Bull.
For further information go to: www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/veterans/premiers-spirit-of-anzac-prize