Tasmania’s fallen soldiers from World War I are being acknowledged with the creation of headstones for unmarked graves. Meanwhile, Work for the Dole (WFD) participants have gained basic construction skills as well as computer and research experience.
As part of the Tasmanian Headstone Project in Hobart, WFD participants have been researching fallen soldiers to create headstones for unmarked graves in Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
At the unveiling of the new headstones, Senator the Honourable Eric Abetz and Dr Brendan Nelson said they couldn’t think of a better initiative for the WFD program.
Participants in the project were highly engaged, enjoying the opportunity to develop both construction and computer research skills. Several of the participants have decided to continue to volunteer for the Tasmanian Headstone Project.
My Pathway has created a second WFD activity to keep the good work going.