Australian Prime Ministers: Celebrations, Memories and History
The National History Challenge invites students to act as historians—researching and interpreting the past. The Museum of Australian Democracy’s Australian Prime Ministers Centre is pleased to sponsor a special category in this year’s challenge ‘Australian Prime Ministers: Celebrations, Memories and History’.
Students from years 5-12 are invited to research and create an entry on one prime minister’s story of triumph over adversity.
The role of the prime minister is complex and varied. The prime minister runs Cabinet, answers to parliament and represents Australia. It is a job that has changed with time, personality and world events. Take the challenge to discover how Australian prime ministers have shaped the nation and the world!
The winning essay in the 2010 National History Challenge category, Australian Prime Ministers: Celebrations, Memories and History, was submitted by Damian Staveley, from Albany Creek State High School, Queensland. Damian’s essay was on Gough Whitlam, “The times, they are a-changin’” and you can read it here.