Supporters & Partners

The Carnamah Historical Society & Museum is an incorporated association, is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status Items 1 & 4. We are a volunteer-run organisation and depend upon donations along with the greatly valued support and collaboration of the following organisations, businesses and government departments.
North Midlands ProjectOur thanks to the North Midlands Project as our ongoing partner in a number of heritage projects including Virtual Volunteering, the Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs; and the virtual exhibitions Macpherson Family, Ready-Made Farms, Milk, Cream & Butter, Books and First World War.
CBH Group Our thanks to CBH Group for the donation in 2016 from their Grass Roots Fund towards the urgently required conservation of the workmen's quarters at the Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah. We'd also like to thank CBH for using two of our wheat handling images as the cover of their 2014 calendar.
Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA)Our thanks to the Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts for their 2012, 2013 and 2015 Connect Community Collections grants for the expansion of our virtual museum and for the development of Australian Curriculum education resources - both of which have received Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs).
Ignite Your Audience Our thanks to Ignite Your Audience for partnering with us in the creation of a suite of ten Australian Curriculum education resources that can be used from our museum or classrooms anywhere in Australia. We'd also like to thank IYA for joining us in delivering presentations at the conferences of Museums Australia and the History Teachers' Association.
Heritage Council State Heritage Office Our thanks to the Heritage Council and State Heritage Office for profiling our organisation and endeavours through the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

In 2013 our virtual curator Andrew Bowman-Bright received the Outstanding Newcomer Professor David Dolan Award while in 2014 and 2015 we were short-listed in the Outstanding Contribution by a Community-based Organisation category, which we won in 2015.
Supported by the Australian Government under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants ProgramOur thanks to the Australian Government under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, through the Department of Veteran's Affairs, for funding towards our virtual exhibition on the First World War in 2015.
Remembering Them
Our thanks to Lotterywest, the Western Australia Museum, Museums Australia WA and the Royal Western Australian Historical Society for our inclusion as a partner in the Remembering Them project. The project will see 32 exhibitions on the impact of the First World War to communities across regional Western Australia.
Government of Western Australia
Website MaintenanceThe University of Iowa Libraries
State Library of Western Australia
Our thanks to the Government of Western Australia for funding under their Social Innovation Grants Program through the Department of Local Government and Communities across 2013, 2014 and 2015. The funding was for the further development of our virtual volunteering concept including research, development, trials and the sharing of outcomes.

Many thanks to Webgrow Website Maintenance and The University of Iowa Libraries for their assistance and MediaWiki, Omeka, Scripto and The University of Iowa Libraries for their open-source code.

We'd also like to thank the State Library of Western Australia for hosting the transcription of their WA Biographical Index cards on our Virtual Volunteering website.
Western Australian History Foundation
Our thanks to the Western Australian History Foundation for their 2012 and 2014 grants towards the creation and integration of Australian Curriculum education resources that can be used with school visits to our museum or from classrooms anywhere in Australia with our virtual museum and Biographical Dictionary
Australian Government Department of the Environment Our thanks to the Australian Government Department of the Environment for a 2013 Your Community Heritage grant to support our project gathering heritage stories of the Carnamah townsite. The stories gathered have been shared at events and through social media, incorporated into our Biographical Dictionary, are at our museum and a selection of relevant stories have been added to our virtual museum exhibitions.

Our thanks also go to the Department for our 2014 grant under the Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO) program which allowed us to purchase equipment and supplies.
Lotterywest
Shire of CarnamahRoyalties for Regions
Our thanks to Lotterywest and the Shire of Carnamah for supporting the extension of our museum in 2010 and 2011, and to the Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme through the Mid West Development Commission for funds towards fit-out in 2010 and our Window to the Past in 2011.

Thanks are also due to the Carnamah Lions Club, Debe Glass & Maintenance, Rio Tinto Minerals in Three Springs, Geraldton Tiling Pty Ltd, Waltons, Winchester Industries and Ron Speldewinde Carpentry Services for donations and assistance.

We'd also like to thank the many other individuals who assisted in so very many different ways.
National Museum of Australia Our thanks to the National Museum of Australia for working with us to share the stories of Carnamah's First World War soldier settlement to a national audience in their permanent exhibition Landmarks: People and Places across Australia, which opened in 2011, and in their book Landmarks: A History of Australia in 33 Places, which was published in 2013.
Inside History magazineInside History magazine with a Carnamah cover! Our thanks to Inside History magazine for their support in promoting regional Western Australian history both in their magazine and through social media.

In particular we'd like to thank them for the two-page feature on our organisation in 2011, our blog being named in their 2012 and 2014 Top 50, for including the Crippin story we'd uncovered in their 2012 article Love in the Age of Convicts and especially for promoting our virtual museum and using one of its images as their Jul-Aug 2013 cover.
  Our thanks to Rail Heritage WA for inviting us to partner in their project to gather stories of the Midland Railway - many of which are featured in the 2014 book Memories of the Midland Railway Company of Western Australia by Philippa Rogers.

We'd also like to thank Jeff Austin and Rail Heritage for generously providing us with text on the history of stations and sidings along the Midland Railway, for freely providing us with photographs of the 1917 railway disaster at Gunyidi and for feedback and proofing in connection with our Midland Railway virtual exhibition in 2013.
6PR 882 AM radioABC Local Radio Our thanks to 6PR 882 radio in Perth for periodically featuring talks about Carnamah's history on their The Way We Were program since 2005 and for featuring our win in the WA Heritage Awards on their Nightline program in 2013.

Many thanks to ABC Mid West & Wheatbelt local radio for broadcasting from Carnamah for our 2013 townsite centenary celebrations and for interviews concerning our shortlisting and win at the 2014 Museums and Galleries National Awards and 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards.
Royal Western Australian Historical Society Our thanks to the Royal Western Australian Historical Society and Lotterywest for bursaries to assist our attendance at the annual State History Conferences in York in 2011, Guildford in 2012 and Bunbury in 2013.

We'd also like to thank the RWAHS for providing a photograph of the wheat stack in Carnamah for our blog post The Story of Bulk Wheat Handling in 2011 and for our Midland Railway virtual exhibition in 2013.
Museums Australia
MAGNA - Museums and Galleries National Awards
Our thanks to Museums Australia for bursaries to assist our attendance at the annual conferences of Museums Australia in Perth in 2011 and Canberra in 2013; and for the opportunity of sharing our projects and outcomes at master classes and national, state and chapter conferences from 2011 to 2014.

We'd also like to thank Museums Australia for three Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs). Our virtual museum was awarded the Level 1 Winner of the Permanent Exhibition category in 2014 while in 2015 we received two Highly Commended awards in the Level 2 Innovation category for Virtual Volunteering and the Level 1 Interpretation, Learning and Audience Engagement category for our suite of Australian Curriculum education resources.
Bankwest Our thanks to Bankwest for selecting us to take part in their  Happy Communities grant program during 2014 and to everyone who voted on our project to receive a grant, which went towards our virtual exhibition on the First World War.
Friends of Battye Library State Library of Western Australia Foundation  Our thanks to the Oral History Records Rescue Group, Friends of Battye Library and the State Library of Western Australia Foundation for featuring images of the Mills & Ware biscuit tin and letter opener from our collection in their 2013 digital story Mills & Ware Factory in South Fremantle - which won 2nd prize in the Multimedia category of the 2014 City of Fremantle & Town of East Fremantle Local History Awards!