SA 175 Grant Program

SA175 is a one-off grant fund made available by the South Australian Government through History SA to assist community groups to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Province of South Australia. Individual grants of up to $3,000 were made available for small projects that explore any aspect of South Australian history. History SA received 116 applications, seeking in excess of $300,000 in funding. Just before Christmas, 41 projects totaling $105,265 were approved for funding. They encompass a wide variety of projects including interpretive signage and trails, publications, displays, interpretive interactives, other multi-media initiatives and events. Some further projects are being considered for funding in the next couple of months. Congratulations to the nine CMP museums who were successful in getting a SA175 grant:

  Ayers House - $3,000 to create soundscapes
• Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum - $3,000 to produce a booklet to complement their Buandik exhibition
• Farm Shed Museum, Kadina - $2,208 for a display project to commemorate the life of the Wallaroo mine
• Hahndorf Academy - $2,200 to develop a multi-media presentation of the Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Walk
• Lameroo & District historical Society - $3,000 to develop the archive collection through a scanning, printing and recording project
• Moonta Mines Museum - $3,000 to develop display about Moonta areas health professionals during the copper mining era
• National Railway Museum - $3,000 to re-canvas the roof of the Onkaparinga railcar
• Strathalbyn National Trust Museum - $2,984 to develop and show DVDs of historical machinery in the museum’s collection in use
• Whyalla Maritime Museum - $2,900 to develop an art exhibition of drawings from BHP Whyalla shipyards

The full list of allocated grants is available at
or from the home page of History SA’s website – click on the 175th Grant Recipients icon.

Newsletter reference

CMP News No. 50 February 2011



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