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The culmination of the National History Challenge in 2016 was the national awards ceremony in Parliament House. The Hon Simon Birmingham announced the national Young Historian, Rachel Wang, and various sponsors presented prizes to the year group and special category winners. Congratulations to all winners and participants.  Significant thanks must […]

National History Challenge Awards


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



Registrations are still open for the conference, held at Sydney Grammar between September 28 and 30.  Visit the website to download the program and register. The National Conference Dinner will be held at the Governor’s Table at the Museum of Sydney.  Book early as places are limited.  

National Conference Registration and Dinner


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


HTAA 2016 National conference Sydney
Registrations are now open for the HTAA National Conference.  This will be held at Sydney Grammar School between the 28 and 30 September, 2016. The program includes sessions for Primary and Secondary teachers covering a wide range of units from the Australian Curriculum: History.  Keynote speakers include Dr Anne Summers […]

HTAA National Conference Registrations




Australian History Competition
Entries close TODAY for the Australian History Competition. The competition consists of two papers, Years 7/8 and Years 9/10. The competition has multichoice questions that focus on historical skills and a document booklet with source material for the questions. Medallions will be awarded to the top Year 7, 8, 9 […]

AHC 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