October 24, 2014

A Federal Government grant of $5560 will help publish a series of commemorative books and presentations honouring the contributions of World War I diggers from the Widgee region.

“Centenary of Anzac funding will be provided to the Gympie Family Historical Society to produce a series of books and presentations that will document the stories of diggers from the Widgee region. Cemetery tours are also planned to involve the local community in the story telling process,” Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said.

“After the outbreak of the First World War, volunteers from a range of occupations and regions from across Australia enlisted to fight abroad, and many of them hailed from small towns like Widgee.

“Sadly, many of these soldiers never came back, leaving behind grief and loss in small communities across our nation.”

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