American River and Reeves Point to benefit from history grants

REEVES POINT: Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association will receive $2,521 to conduct ground-penetrating radar mapping of the Pioneer Historical Cemetery at Reeves Point.
REEVES POINT: Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association will receive $2,521 to conduct ground-penetrating radar mapping of the Pioneer Historical Cemetery at Reeves Point.

Two historical projects on Kangaroo Island will benefit from the latest round of grant funding from the History Trust’s annual South Australian History Fund grants program.

The American River Progress Association will receive $1,670 for its American River History Project that will digitise materials pertaining to American River history, and making them accessible in TROVE and beyond.

The Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association will receive $2,521 to conduct ground-penetrating radar mapping of the Pioneer Historical Cemetery at Reeves Point and install related interpretive signage. 

The 2018/19 grant round offered an increased allocation to $70,000.

“Supporting the extensive community history network to research and present South Australia’s unique stories is at the heart of the South Australian History Fund and is a key aspect of the History Trust of South Australia ‘giving the past a future – now!’” said CEO, Greg Mackie OAM.

“Following a commitment made by the State Government, this year the funding pool has doubled – increasing to $70,000.

“Along with a doubling of funds to $300,000 for our Community Museums Program early in 2019, these grants will further assist the production and sharing of South Australia’s unique history”.

The 30 projects funded represent the depth and breadth of historical research and community interest in South Australian history and relate to many different topics and regions of the state.

A full list of grant recipients is available at www.history.sa.gov.au/grants/

Enquiries about future SAHF grant rounds can be made to the History Trust’s community history officers at community@history.sa.gov.au

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