Turning points in democracy

Photo: National History Challenge 2017 winners at Australian Parliament House

Photo: National History Challenge 2017 winners at Australian Parliament House. Image credit: History Teachers’ Association of Australia

Participate in the National History Challenge with the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD):

We challenge you to be an HISTORIAN

Come with us on a research journey to interpret the past in our special category Have a voice in our democracy.

In 2018, we want you to consider a turning point in democracy.

At MoAD, we believe everyone in our democracy can have a say. Throughout history, many voices have contributed to our political freedoms, equality and democratic systems of government. MoAD traces the development of democracy through the stories of ordinary people who have used their voices to achieve extraordinary things.

Get your entry started by reading our hints and tips sheet and using our online resources.

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 2600

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


Emma Diamond
Learning Officer

Phone:02 6270 8114

Research Library
Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Header image credit: Ineka Voigt, 2018