New computer equipment will be a welcome improvement for the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum.
Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker visited the hardworking volunteers, in Port Macquarie, to notify them of their grant success.
“As a result of a federal government grant, I’m pleased to be able to announce that Mid North Coast Maritime Museum now has $2,000 to upgrade their outdated equipment,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“If it wasn’t for their 40 great volunteers who dedicate their time to this cause, all this important local history could be lost forever.
“Our community’s relationship with the coast, and life on the water, is such an important part of Port Macquarie’s history.
“Not only do these dedicated volunteers collect and compile all this interesting history, but they allow us all as members of the general public to walk through these collections and learn about our community’s history.”
The buildings, on William Street, which currently house the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum began their life as the original pilot cottages in 1896.
From these cottages, the volunteers work tirelessly to research and source local artefacts and information to add to their current collections.
This federal government grant will allow new computer hardware to be purchased, which will replace the outdated equipment that the volunteers have struggled with for many years.
New computer equipment will allow them to work quicker and more efficiently, therefore significantly reducing time spent on research projects.