As a way of supporting communities along the path of the new north/south rail upgrade, Inland Rail, along with Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) have been offering community groups funding to strengthen these communities.
Broadford Historical Society was successful in obtaining funding “To improve our public displays and digitally preserve our oral, photographic, and printed local history.” For this we received a grant of $3830. It was a huge boost for a small group which struggles to pay its way with raffles, membership fees, morning teas, and book sales.
We applaud their generosity and thank them for their support. We received the funding in 2020 but with Covid lockdowns and subsequent supply issues, we did not complete our purchases until late 2022. All items have now been purchased and can be seen on Australia Day, January 25th at our annual Open Day.