JULIE OWENS MP, MEMBER FOR PARRAMATTA
SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR SMALL BUSINESS
SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION
PARRAMATTA’S MILITARY HISTORY ON SHOW
Parramatta will celebrate some of Australia’s finest military history next Saturday (30 August) at the Lancers’ Military History Parade, in celebration of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers.
The event was partly made possible thanks to a $13,000 Grant, made under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program - a program started by the former Labor Government to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War.
“This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and remember our local military history,” said Ms Owens.
“The Lancers are one of the oldest and most decorated units in the Australian Army and we are proud that they call Parramatta home.
“This is an opportunity to recognise the significant military history in our local community – something many locals may not be aware of.”
The Lancers headquarters have been located in Parramatta since 1897, in what is now known as Lancer Barracks.
“Thanks to the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, we are able to put on this fantastic day for our local community,” said John Howells, Honorary Secretary of the Royal New South Wales Lancers’ Association.
“It’s this assistance from our local Member of Parliament, Julie Owens, the New South Wales Lancers’ Museum and Parramatta City Council that has made this event possible.”
“We hope that families can join us in celebrating and remembering Parramatta’s unique and fascinating military history.”
Ms Owens said that she hoped in the future further funding would become available to continue to preserve the history of the Lancers and the Lancers’ Barracks.
Over $100,000 in grants has been applied for under this program for the Federal electorate of Parramatta, the rest of which are currently being assessed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.