2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government interviewed WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
We’re thrilled to share that the NSW War Memorials Register was recognised at the National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards 2020. The redevelopment of the Register was highly commended in the Heritage Resources and Publications category. The Register team is honoured to receive this recognition and sends congratulations to everyone whose work has been celebrated at the 2020 awards.
Over the last 18 years, hundreds of members of the community have contributed information to the Register, helping to build a rich database of over 3000 records on war memorials, as well as the details of over 200,000 veterans whose service and sacrifice is commemorated in NSW.
The enhancements to the Register allow communities to contribute information about the condition and cultural significance of war memorials to the database. The project has also added a new section for NSW Stories on the Register website, which showcases and connects the personal stories of our veterans with commemorative heritage across the state.
War memorials have a complex and unique place in the physical landscape, history and identities of our cities, towns and villages. Our hope is that the redeveloped Register will continue to grow and foster a close partnership between community organisations and government agencies, to ensure that our war memorials are appropriately documented, protected and managed with the care and dignity they deserve.
Thank you again to the National Trust and to everyone who has contributed to the Register!
You can watch the awards on YouTube.