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Press Release – July 2015
Discover Australia’s Untold World War I Navy Stories at Tuggerah Library
Wyong Shire Council Libraries are inviting the community to learn about what life was really like for members of the Royal Australian Navy who served during World War I.
Tuggerah Library are hosting the Australian War Memorial’s War at Sea – The Navy in WWI graphic panel exhibition from today until Saturday 8 August.
Council’s Section Manager Library Services, Ms Andrea Edwards, said this exhibition provides an opportunity to discover the overshadowed story of the Australia Navy.
Australian War Memorial’s War at Sea at Tuggerah Library
“We’re all familiar with the Australian Army’s involvement at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but many of us are not aware of the Navy’s story during World War I,” Ms Edwards said.
“This fantastic exhibition delves into the vital role the Navy played through raw personal accounts from Royal Australian Navy sailors.”
“We love that we are able to continue to bring historically significant exhibitions to the Shire that interest our community like the Anne Frank exhibition, which attracted 5,898 visitors to Tuggerah earlier this year.”
Council libraries also host a myriad of history resources, most notably the local studies and family history catalogue.
Our Library – Our History – Our Stories
“Tuggerah Library is our history hub, with books, magazines, microfiche/film, CD Rom as well as dedicated family research room” Ms Edwards added.
“While you’re at the exhibition this is a great chance to find out more about family members that may have served in the Australian Navy or Australian Army during World War I.
This exhibition is an initiative to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.”
Address: 50 Wyong Rd, Tuggerah NSW 2259
Phone: (02) 4350 1560
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Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times
Press Release: Wednesday 15th July 2015
David Mehan Calls On All Levels Of Government To Recommit To The Central Coast
In a speech delivered to The Entrance Chamber of Commerce today, Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, called upon all levels of government to recommit to the Central Coast Region as an important step in creating the conditions for economic success for the area.
He also accuses the Baird Liberal Government of undermining our regional identity with its “Fit for the future” reforms which have driven a wedge between the two Councils whose local government boundaries define the Central Coast Region.
The 2015 Budget
The speech also reviewed the 2015 NSW Budget and its impact on The Entrance electorate.
Mr Mehan warned the chamber that increased reliance on stamp duty and an unreliable housing market matched with massive underspending from the NSW Government put unfair strains on future budgets.
“The Baird Liberal Government is undermining our regional identity with its ‘Fit for the future’ reforms which have driven a wedge between the two Councils whose local government boundaries define the Central Coast Region.” David Mehan MP
In considering our local economy and how this might be made to grow for the benefit of everyone, he outlined a three point plan ….. read more