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Historical groups recieve funding

THE NSW Australian Football Historical Society based at Towradgi has recieved $3,600 for an improved website featuring an extensive digitised collection.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Andrew Gee today announced 22 historical societies and community organisations across NSW will receive funds totalling $40,500 for local history projects.
The Illawarra Historical Society also is to recieve $2,600 for an historical publication focusing on the Illawarra’s courts and legal system. Also recieving funding of $2,100 is the Australian Golf Heritage Society, based at Bulli, for an oral history of women’s golf in NSW.
 “The NSW Government is proud to support projects that help all people, particularly younger generations, gain greater insight into our local and national history,” Mr Gee said.
“These grants will help historical societies and community organisations to undertake projects exploring the rich histories of their local areas.
“This funding injection is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to increasing opportunities for participation in arts and cultural activities in local communities,” Mr Gee said.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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