Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich today presented the Eastern-Goldfields Historical Society with funds that would enable better public access to the society’s extensive historical collections.
The $24,375.27 granted from the Goldfields-Esperance Regional Development Scheme (GERDS) would be used to develop a new computer-based system for improving access to the Historical Society’s collections.
“The new integrated collections management system will preserve original documents and make them more accessible to the general public,” Ms Ravlich said
“The funding will also assist the society to adequately house and protect photographic collections in a secure digital format and record historical items to more modern standards.”
The Minister said the society also planned to develop a website which would introduce images, descriptions of items and historical records to the pubic via the internet.
The primary objective of the Goldfields-Esperance Development Scheme is to improve the social and economic development of regional Western Australia through funding projects that will assist the Goldfields-Esperance region.
The fund forms part of the State Government’s commitment to regional development through the Regional Investment Fund and is administered by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission.
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