A grant of $7,460 will allow the Nandewar Historical Society in Barraba to begin the process of removal and replacing an antique picket fence.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he is delighted to be able to assist the Society and its museum with the grant from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnerships program.

“Nandewar Historical Society President Michael Clinch says the money will help to replace an ageing picket fence at the museum and will be part of a larger project to lift the profile of the museum with assistance from the Tamworth Regional Council,” Mr Anderson said.

“It is vitally important for small communities to encourage and promote their historical societies as they ensure that our region keeps ticking along and heritage is restored. 

“This is why these one of grants are so important.

“The Historical Society is trying to slowly make improvements and replacing the fence will give a fresh look for events that are held there.

“This will allow locals and visitors to learn about and further promote their home town with the museum becoming a focal point,” Mr Anderson said.

“The museum and the other redevelopment works planned by the Council will just set the precinct off nicely,” Mr Clinch added.

Mr Anderson said the Barraba Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Association Inc were successful in obtaining a $12,000 grant from the same program to refurbish the cattle handling facility at the showground.

The organisations are two of 18 groups in the Tamworth electorate that shared in a total of $300,000 announced by Mr Anderson.



Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with Nandewar Historical Society members Diana Simms, Barbara Fisher, Margaret Currell, [front] President, Michael Clinch and Vice President, Paula McIver.

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