Ten successful applicants to the 2018-19 Army History Research Grants Scheme will collectively receive $48,746 in government funding, Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has announced.
The grants scheme is a "competitive grants program that contributes funding to projects that address military strategy and operations, military social history and military heritage", and Minister Pyne said that "promoting the preservation, collection, interpretation and presentation of the Australian Army's history was an integral part of our nation's heritage".
“The historical analysis conducted by the grant recipients will significantly contribute to Australia’s military history narrative,” Minister Pyne said.
“The recipients will conduct a broad range of research and study across all states and territories. The projects supported this year range from a multi-volume set of biographies on every Army unit from the First World War through to a study of industry’s role in the production of uniforms.
“The grants demonstrate the government’s continued support and recognition of the service and sacrifice of all Australian service personnel past and present.”
The full list of successful applicants for 2018-19 is below:
- Karen Agutter - The Experiences of Foreign Born Soldiers in the First AIF
- James Brien - Allied Operational and Tactical Conduct during the Beachhead Battles, 1942-43
- Jordan Beavis - Connected and Contactable: The Australian Army's Linkages to Other Dominion Armies in the Interwar Period (1919-1939)
- Carol Fort - The Australian Army in the General Demobilization of 1945
- Karl James - Desert Siege: The Rats of Tobruk
- Graham McKenzie-Smith - The Unit Guide, The Australian Army 1914 to 1919, Stage One
- Daniel Leach - Trans-Tasman Liaison: the New Zealand Military Liaison Offices in Australia, 1940-48
- Peter Scott - Battalion in Attack - Operation Commando - October 1951
- Annake van Mosseveld - A Moving Feast - The Australian Industrial Landscape for the Production of Australian Army Uniforms
- Anthony Wage - A History of 12 Recovery Section 2/4 Army Field Workshop