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Do you know a Year 10 or 11 student in the Clarence or Richmond Valley who loves both history and travel?

The NSW Government is sending a group of students on a scholarship study tour to Japan to learn more about the history of Australians at war, and Nationals MP for Clarence, Richie Williamson would love to see as many Year 10 or 11 history students from Clarence and Richmond valley schools apply and be in the running for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Mr Williamson said the Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship gives NSW Year 10 and 11 history students the opportunity to travel on a study tour in the Term 3 school holidays to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students with a keen interest in history to be in the running to embark on a tour with a military historian and visit significant historical sites and learn more about and commemorate the service of Australian men and women in the World Wars and other conflicts,” Mr Williamson said.

“I’d love to see a Clarence or Richmond valley student selected to represent the community and embark on this tour and gain a better understanding of the Anzac legacy.”

Mr Williamson said as part of the application, students are required to submit a 1000-word essay in response to the following question:

The Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park was designed by architect Charles Bruce Dellit who said that it was an expression of ‘those nobler attributes of human nature which the tragedy of Nations so vividly brought forth – Courage, Endurance and Sacrifice.’

Using examples, explain how Australians have shown courage, endurance and sacrifice in wars and peacekeeping operations. Using examples, describe how these values inspire you and explain why you think it is important to learn about the commemorate service.

“Successful applicants will have a remarkable educational opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the Anzacs and enhance their understanding of a legacy that has shaped Australia’s military story,” Mr Williamson said.

Applications are now open and close on 3 March 2024.  Further information around applying can be found at