BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS - FOLLOWING THE ROAD FROM BATHURST
The Royal Australian Historical Society is pleased to advise that the NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage, the Hon Rob Stokes MP, has announced that the RAHS grant application for the funding of a project entitled Beyond the Blue Mountains - Following the Road from Bathurst has been approved.
This project will provide a platform for those in the Central Tablelands
to share information on their historical and heritage records
plus a database where community members can upload local information.
The Beyond the Blue Mountains grant application has three main components:
RAHS Collections - Grant funding: To provide increased accessibility to the RAHS collections (includes photographs, glass lantern slides, ephemera, scrapbooks) connected to the inland settlement of New South Wales, through the delivery of dedicated webpages; high resolution and downloadable fully indexed digitised materials from the collection, podcasts (supported by visual images) and text that can be used by regional schools and historical societies as learning tools.
Regional Workshops - Grant funding: To deliver two regional outreach workshops supplemented by online training, materials that will build capacity and encourage intergenerational engagement with local history and heritage.
Community Engagement: To provide a platform for Central West organisations to share information on their historical and heritage records connected with the NSW inland settlement including a database where community members can upload information on their collections and records.
Ref: Email from Jan Koperberg, RAHS Councillor