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Young Historian Of The Year Announced starstarstarstarstar   25th November 2008 - Views: 852 Young Historian Of The Year Announced The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, today presented the Young Historian of the Year award to Luciana Silvestrin, from Shenton College, Western Australia for her essay on former Prime Minister John Curtin.

4000 Students Enter Australian History Competition starstarstarstarstar   24th November 2008 - Views: 773 4000 Students Enter Australian History Competition “The study of history is as important as studying maths, english or science and this competition provides young Australians with an invaluable opportunity to learn about our nation’s past,” Mr Griffin said.

Hmas Sydney Heroes Feature On Commemorative Poster starstarstarstarstar   19th November 2008 - Views: 817 Hmas Sydney Heroes Feature On Commemorative Poster The faces of many of the 645 servicemen who died in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy feature on a special poster produced to commemorate the finding of the HMAS Syd ney , the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, said today. More than 30,000 copies of the poster have been sent to primary and high schools as well as ex-service organisations, aged care facilities and government agencies. “The striking image on the poster shows men crowded on the deck after the successful action against the Italian Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni on 19 July 1940.

Griffin And Uk Minister Jones Meet In London starstarstarstarstar   13th November 2008 - Views: 750 Griffin And Uk Minister Jones Meet In London The two Ministers discussed cooperation on key activities to commemorate their shared wartime history on the Western Front.

Roadworks At Gallipoli To Be Finalised Under Archaeological Supervision starstarstarstarstar   10th November 2008 - Views: 726 Roadworks At Gallipoli To Be Finalised Under Archaeological Supervision “The Turkish authorities, who share our commitment to the preservation of the Gallipoli Historical National Park, agreed to halt work on the Second Ridge Road some days ago following concerns expressed by the Australian Government,” the Minister said.

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