The task

Entries can be presented in the following formats:

  • Research essay (individual)
  • Performance (individual or group)
  • Three-Dimensional model (individual or group)
  • Multi-media (individual or group)

Focus on one key event or issue and include evidence from a primary document. You must use at least one primary document such as a speech or letter to support your entry.

The Museum of Australian Democracy website has many resources which may help you to select and research a topic. For further assistance locating suitable primary and secondary sources, please contact the Museum of Australian Democracy’s Australian Prime Ministers Centre reference desk.

Information about word length, presentation, referencing and registration is available from the National History Challenge website.

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. More information is available on the National History Challenge site.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2610

Open daily 9 am – 5 pm (closed Christmas Day)


Tracey Langner
Schools Learning

Phone:02 6270 8280

Fax:02 6270 8260

Linda Macfarlane
Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Phone:02 6270 8134

Fax:02 6270 8260

Reference Desk
Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Phone:02 6270 8270