Tuesday, 19 April 2005

The Last Monitor

The Heritage Network - HMVS Cerberus, the world's last substantially intact monitor is at serious risk of being lost for ever if realistic government funding isn't forthcoming very soon. With the Victorian State Government's recent provision of a modest amount to secure removal of the ship's four RML cannons the fate of HMVS Cerberus would appear to rest with a successful outcome to her nomination for inclusion on the Australian Government's new "Federal Heritage List". Heritage Buffs and patriots can aid in the campaign by contacting your local Australian Commonwealth MP or the Hon Ian Cambell (Minister for the Environment & Heritage) to directly express support for inclusion of the Cerberus and further funding to secure her future viability. Find out more about this unique vessel and its place in maritime history with a visit to The Heritage Network.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very little has ever been done to preserve Australia's rich maritime heritage and Victoria has traditionally been the nation's shame in this regard. Preservation of world class maritime heritage assets must not be subjected solely to tests for business viability and monetary returns. Preservation of heritage assets is an investment in our future and should be given due priority as such. Unique opportunities such as ex Victorian Flagship HMVS Cerberus don't have the time left to them for convoluted departmental manoeuvring and once they are gone, it will be for ever.

Let's hope that Australian and Victorian political leaders Kevin Rudd and John Brumby don't prove to be 'dudds' on this one and that they finally get behind the campaign to Save the Cerberus before it is too late.

..... Bluey

Friday, 18 June 2010 at 23:36:00 GMT+10  

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