Local organisation receives grant of $100,000 to construct War Correspondents’ Memorial

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja has congratulated the C.E.W. Bean Foundation on their successful application for a grant under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorations programme. 

The C.E.W Bean Foundation, named after Australia’s official World War I historian Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, will receive $100,000 to construct The War Correspondents’ Memorial at The Australian War Memorial to honour every Australian war correspondent, photographer, artist and film and sound crew.

“It is extremely pleasing to see a local organisation dedicating time and energy to honouring the important role war correspondents played in recording and documenting Australia’s military history,” Senator Seselja said today.

“The War Correspondents’ Memorial is scheduled for completion in 2015 and will honour the war correspondents who risked their lives to share the experiences of all Australians that have served in conflicts with their loved ones and the wider public that remained in Australia.

Saluting Their Service is an Australia Government initiative that aims to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations. The programme is designed to preserve our wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of activities and projects.

“I wish the C.E.W. Bean Foundation all the very best in the construction of the Memorial and look forward to the opening next year,” concluded Senator Seselja.