Thursday, 13 August 2015

Preserving Tasmania's War Memorials

Contact: Kym Plischke, Heritage Tasmania
p: 03 6165 3700   e: kym.plischke@heritage.tas.gov.au

Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: People with an interest in WWI & WWII, Historians, Community Groups, Heritage Practitioners, people researching family history

The commemoration of Tasmania's involvement in the Great War is reinforcing the value communities place in preserving war memorials, honor rolls, and commemorative plantings.
The Tasmanian Heritage Council has produced a publication to help communities to make the right choices in preserving these important historic heritage items.

Titled Preserving Tasmania's War Heritage, the publication provides guidance and handy tips on how to avoid impacts to war memorials, as well as how to care and conserve memorials, honour rolls and boards, commemorative plantings, and moveable heritage items such as cannons.
Copies of the publication are available online at www.heritage.tas.gov.au, or by calling 1300 850 332.

The Tasmanian Heritage Council's Centenary of ANZAC committee carried out a significant amount of research on the location of war memorials in Tasmania which was contributed to the Monument Australia website. This website provides the most complete listing of war memorials for the state (including photographs). Memorials can be found by doing a search on the state of Tasmania, the name of the town and the theme 'conflicts', or alternatively by using a keyword search. Monument Australia's website can be found at monumentaustralia.org.au/search
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