News relevant to history teachers in Australia

Australian History Competition
Registrations for the 2017 Australian History Competition are now open.  The competition is for Year 7 – 10 students, targeting key historical skills and understandings.  All students who participate receive a certificate and the top student for each year level, in each state and territory, will receive a medallion. This […]

Australian History Competition registration

Australian History Competition
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Australian History Competition this year. The national winner of the Year 10 category was Emma Belgrave (Endeavour College, SA) who achieved 96%. The national winners for the Year 9 category were Oliver Papillo (Camberwell Grammar School, VIC) and Leila Heinrich (The […]

Australian History Competition results 2016

Entries close for the 2016 National History Challenge on 26 August.  More details regarding entry requirements and state/territory coordinators can be found on the NHC website. We look forward to a range of excellent responses on the theme of Triumph or Tragedy from students across Australia.

NHC Deadline

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students coordinated by HTAA and Sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Education. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia. The Simpson Prize […]

Simpson Prize 2017 competition

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Dan Tehan, on Tuesday 15th March presented awards to the winners and runners-up in the 2016 Simpson Prize at Parliament House Canberra. “The Simpson Prize is a prestigious national history competition and whether a […]

Simpson Prize 2016 Winners Announced

2015 National and State NHC winners
The National History Challenge ceremony was held on 1 December at Parliament House. Ineka Voigt was named 2015 National Young Historian. Congratulations to all the winners who undertook extensive research and created engaging arguments. The full list of winners can be found at

2015 NHC winners announced

Sydney Grammar School
HTANSW will host the 2016 national conference at Sydney Grammar School, 28 – 30 September. Prospective presenters can download proposal forms for conference sessions via the HTANSW website. Applications close 18 March 2016. Registrations for the conference will open in April – May 2016. We look forward to seeing you […]

2016 HTAA Conference – Call for Papers