Breathing new life into an old aircraft and repairing the chimney of a historic homestead are just some of the ways the Territory Labor Government’s Heritage Grants are helping preserve the NT’s rich past.
Conservation works at Adelaide House in Alice Springs and at the town’s Royal Flying Doctor Service communications base are also amongst seven grants totalling $100,000.
Successful recipients for the 2021-22 Northern Territory Heritage Grants Program are:
Central Australian Aviation Museum, Alice Springs – $3,000 for the restoration of a Heron aircraft;Joseph Murphy, Katherine – $20,000 for Knott’s Crossing Gallon Store Precinct, stage one;Australian National Aviation Museum, Alice Springs – $15,000 for conservation and restoration of the 7 Mile Aerodrome mess hall; Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Association, Alice Springs – $17,025 for chimney repairs to the old homestead buildings at Hamilton Downs;The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NT), Alice Springs – $18,000 for conservation works for Adelaide House, stage two;Domenico Pecorari, Alice Springs – $10,000 for repairs to the rainwater tanks at an original 1929 railway cottage in the town centre; andRoyal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Central Operations, Alice Springs – $17,880 for conservation work to Royal Flying Doctors Residence and Communication Base.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech:
“The grants program supports the conservation of privately-owned historic buildings and objects, with funding available for physical conservation work, as well for research and documentation, and interpretive projects.
“Preserving our heritage is about protecting our history so it was good to see a range of projects from Central Australia supported this year while the works at Knott’s Crossing Gallon Store Precinct will help to preserve a site that is an important part of Katherine’s past.”