Heritage funding awarded

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Three of five projects submitted to Murray River Council for heritage finding have been successful.

The three projects will share in $10,500 to help with the maintenance and upkeep of local heritage properties.

Moama Cemetery was awarded $3,320 for the next stage of development of the cemetery memorial walk.

The overall project includes the installation of a series of plinths and plaques, each bearing the name and date of death of persons who were buried in the cemetery in unmarked graves, supporting the ongoing efforts to build upon the town’s local history.

‘Bullatella Homestead’ on Cornalla Rd, Bullatale has been awarded $2,937 for roof restoration works.

It will allow the property owners to expand on the extensive internal and external restoration works carried out so far.

Barham’s Border Flywheelers Club have also received $4,243 to restore a WWI Limber Cart, which was used by our soldiers in Gallipoli and France to carry a gun and associated ammunition.

“These initiatives will enhance key items in our rich collection of historical sites, buildings and artefacts located in the council area,” Murray River mayor Chris Bilkey siad.

“It’s pleasing that these works can now go ahead and we can continue to preserve our history for current and future generations to enjoy.”