Island tour

Students embark on Prime Minister’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship Tour

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said the scholarships offered students the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for scholarship recipients to learn about the military history of New South Wales and our nation, as well as the significant contributions made by Australians who have served in our defense forces. and paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Mr. Perrottet said.

“A highlight of the trip will be a visit to significant historic sites associated with World War II in and around Darwin, particularly relevant this year as we commemorate the 80e anniversary of the bombing of Darwin in 1942.

Minister for Transport, Veterans Affairs and Western Sydney, David Elliott, said the 20 successful students in Sydney and the NSW region, including Armidale, Bathurst, Young and Jindabyne, should be very proud of their excellent submissions.

“This year we had a fantastic response from very enthusiastic students with over 125 submissions from 103 NSW high schools across the state,” Mr Elliott said.

“The Anzac Memorial’s Senior Historian and Curator, Brad Manera, will accompany the tour group to teach students about the country’s military past and make them understand the importance of commemoration.

“Students will visit a number of important historical sites including the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum in Goulburn, the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, the Japanese War Cemetery in Cowra, the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Garden Island Naval Heritage Center,” Mr. Elliott said.

Each scholarship recipient submitted a personal essay, a graded history assignment, and a letter of recommendation from their school to be considered for the scholarship. The researchers also carried out a research task before the visit and will share their work and experiences with their local community after the visit.

Laura Perry from Holsworthy High School said she applied to the program to learn more about Australia’s military history and was looking forward to the experience.

“I look forward to visiting some historic sites to honor my family’s service, my dad is currently serving in the navy and my mom is a veteran, it’s a privilege to be part of the scholarship tour” , Laura said.

The tour runs from Friday September 23 to October 6, 2022. Find out more information about the Prime Minister’s Anzac Memorial Fellowship.

Prime Minister’s Anzac Memorial Scholars 2022

First name

Last name

School

State electorate

Aaron

Rucinsky

SHORE school

the north coast

alexander

Oldest boy

Wollemi College

londonderry

Angus

O’Brien

Jindabyne Central School

monaro

auryn

Griffiths

Dulwich Hill Secondary School of Visual Arts and Design

summer hill

Blainey

Heather

Kandos High School

Bathurst

Chloe

Familyton

Cherrybrook Technological High School

Epping

gabriel

Varnakulasingham

St. Patrick’s College Campbelltown

Campbelltown

Gwen

Roumbelle

Dungog High School

superior hunter

Iris

Lee

Barker College

Hornsby

Jack

Izard

Richard Johnson Anglican School

Mount Druitt

jorja

O’Brien

Hennessy Catholic College

Cootamundra

Karine

Kowalczyk

Willoughby Girls’ Secondary School

Willoughby

Lachlan

middlemiss

St Philips Gosford Christian College

Gosford

Laura

Pear

Holsworthy High School

Holsworthy

Megane

Johnson

Oxley High School

Tamworth

Meisha

Green

MidCoast Christian College

my lakes

Molly

simpsons

Corpus Christi Catholic High School

Shellport

Rebecca

Edmonds

Cumberland High School

Parramatta

Scarlett

Hall

Mackillop College Bathurst

Bathurst

Sophia Rose

Markham

Armidale Secondary College

Northern plateaus