Tasmanian Partners

The Headstone Project in Tasmania continues to benefit from the generous support of the following organisations. These partnerships are important to the continuing viability of the project and we would ask you also to support them.

State Government of Tasmania
Through the office of the minister for Veteran’s Affairs, The Headstone Project has been the recipient of several grants under the Centenary of Anzac Grants Project. This has allowed us to complete work at Ulverstone General Cemetery and North Circle Cemetery at New Norfolk as well as several smaller cemeteries.   
We gratefully acknowledge the support and work of Mr Guy Barnett and his staff as well as the support of Ms Elise Archer.

RSL (Tasmania)
Three years ago we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the RSL (Tasmania) who have generously provided funding on an annual basis over that time. We value their support, not just financially but in other ways too.

Millington’s has been our major business partner since the inception of the project. The support we get from the staff at Millington’s has been fantastic and without it this project would not have got off the ground. 

Clennett’s Mitre 10
Clennett’s Mitre 10 are another major business partner who have supported the project for several years now. We value to assistance provided by the staff and the provision of the marquee when needed for dedications.

12/40 Battalion Royal Tasmanian Regiment
The support of the officers and personnel of both the 12/40th Battalion and the Royal Tasmanian Regiment has been ongoing for several years now beginning with the transportation of the sections that made up the headstones. The logistical assistance with chairs, marquees PA systems etc has been fantastic as has the provision of an MC for dedications and a flag and orderly.  We appreciate the support from the RTR Association who turn up in force to our dedications and provide an annual grant.

Cement Australia
Our headstones are quite simple in construction but do require several bags of cement dust each. We approached Cement Australia when undertaking the first of the Work for the Dole Projects who were happy to provide the cement dust for this and the subsequent project.

The two pieces that form each headstone need to be glued together using a strong glue. We approached Sika who were only too happy. We value this ongoing partnership.

Glenorchy City Council
The Glenorchy City Council was the first of the four local councils who agreed to provide financial assistance to the project over a three year period. This was to help cover the cost of providing headstones for the veterans from the Glenorchy municipality.

City of Hobart
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and commitment we have received from the office of the Lord Mayor of Hobart. Following a meeting with the previous Lord Mayor a generous funding agreement was reached with the Hobart City Council which has allowed much of the work at Cornelian Bay to continue to the point where it will be completed later this year.

Local ABC radio here in Hobart have been generous with their support by providing opportunities for committee members to go on radio and talk about the project. They have also put up on their Facebook Page upcoming events.

Clarence City Council
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Clarence City Council in providing funding over a three year period to help defray the cost of the headstones for veterans from their municipality.

Kingborough Council
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Kingborough Council in providing funding over a three year period to help defray the cost of headstones for veterans from their municipality.

Crossroads Concrete Inc
When we needed concrete for 6 slabs in order to start work at Carr Villa Memorial Park we approached Crossroads Concrete. Once they found out more about the project the management decided that they would donate the concrete and then enter an arrangement with us, similar to that of Clennett’s Mitre 10 by providing any more concrete at cost. This greatly helps reduce our costs and we appreciate their generosity.

King Towbars and Trailers
Early in the year it was decided that a ‘trade’s trailer’ would be a useful way of being able to transport equipment needed to work on sites away from Cornelian Bay.  We approached Kings Towbars and Trailers who had just the right trailer for us which they sold to us at a reduced price. Thanks Kings.

Families and Friends of the First AIF
This organisations motto is ‘keeping the memory alive’ which is what we are also trying to do with our headstones. FFFAIF have been a wonderful support to us on our journey. They have provided moral support but have also been very generous in providing financial assistance on an annual basis.

The Southern Football League (Tas)
Through the auspices of Maddy Ogilvie we have been able to rattle the tins and collect money at the SFL grand finals for the last two years. This has been a great fundraiser for us and we thank the Southern Football League for their support. We hope to be able to do so again this year.

City of Launceston
An 2017 application for grant funding from the council was successful. This money was to and has assisted with the placing of slabs and headstones on 9 unmarked graves at Carr Villa Memorial Park.

Through Nyrstar’s community grants program, we were successful in 2017 in obtaining a grant for $2,675.

Ricoh have supplied a variety of printed products and promotional material to assist with many of our public events.

My Pathway
My Pathway are providing and coordinating the workforce that will be constructing and laying our headstones at Carr Villa Memorial Park.  My Pathway has a vision to build stronger communities, we want to do this by seeing individuals, families and communities succeed.

Hazell Brothers
Local civil construction and contracting company Hazell Brothers supply building materials that go directly to headstone construction.