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Lawrence Museum members. Image: contributed.

Grants for Iluka and Lawrence Museums

Visitors to the popular Lawrence and Iluka museums are set for an even better experience after both secured modest NSW Government grants, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced on Friday.

“Lawrence Museum has won $1815 and Iluka $615,”Mr Gulaptis said.

It is something city people won’t understand, but museums in small regional towns are much than a reminder of the past. They are a source of pride and cohesion for the whole community and that is why I am proud to support them.

Lawrence will use its grant to design and create signage for an ‘Early Lawrence’ interpretive display, featuring First People and white settlement 1838 – 1900, Clarence River, property, retail, farming social & cultural life.

Iluka Museum has a more practical plan: buying metal storage units.

Mr Gulaptis said the two institutions were among just 15 across NSW to win funding in this round and congratulated the committees on their success.

“None of this happens without the tireless volunteers and they can rest assured I will go into bat for them again for their future ambitions,” Mr Gulaptis concluded.