RHSQ Updates


On Monday 22 February 2016 the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the opening of the 2015-16 funding round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. Please see attached Minister Hunt’s media release.

The Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme is providing funding for community groups, to engage with, and raise awareness of, the places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.Individual grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 (GST exclusive) are available. Eligible parties are invited to apply for funding, with applications closing on 22 March 2016.

The Department of Environment would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this email onto community groups who may be interested in applying for funding under the programme.

Further information about the 2015-16 funding round, including the application form, is available at:   http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding/community-heritage-icons-grants

Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration Recap

Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration Recap

RHSQ Members and Guests gathered at the Commissariat Store on September 11, 2014 for the Annual General Meeting and Clem Lack Oration.

The AGM saw some changes to the Officer Bearers of the Society. Helen McMonagle stepped down as the President and will now serve as Immediate Past President on the Council. Dean Prangley stepped into the Presidents role, to be supported by Ché Aberdeen as Vice President. The Meeting thanked Helen with acclamation for her tireless dedication to the role over the last two years.

Jean Stewart retired from the Council at the AGM and was thanked with acclamation for over 20 years of dedicated service to the Society, including a term as President from 2004-2007.

It was the pleasure of the AGM, via Helen in her last official duty as President to award Jan Hess a well deserved Macgregor Medal. The Macgregor medal is awarded for conspicuous service, other than of a scholarly nature, to the Society by a member of not less than yen years standing.

Jan recently stepped down from her role as Hon. Exhibitions Curator. For many years Jan has been the driving force behind the fantastic and regularly changing exhibitions at the Commissariat Store Museum. Jan’s work has been seen and appreciated by thousands of visitors to the Museum during her time in the role.

Following the AGM David Gibson OAM engaged the audience with a lively and informative Clem Lack Oration “An Injured Soul – Flinders: The Antipodes and Beyond”. Thanks for engaging us with your presentation, David!

If you couldn’t make it next year we look forward to seeing you at next years AGM and Clem Lack Oration!