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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 http://historychallenge.org.au/2015-winners/

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


ACARA has released the updated Australian Curriculum website which includes the revised HASS curriculum for 2017. The amended curriculum has attempted to address the concerns of overcrowding in the primary years with a single HASS curriculum and Achievement Standard for F-6. In 7-10 ACARA has maintained discrete disciplines within HASS […]

Australian Curriculum Update



Paul Foley (South Australia) has been elected as the new President of HTAA at the recent AGM. He is joined by Dr Rosalie Triolo (Victoria), our new Vice President and Pip Macdonald (Queensland) as Honorary Treasurer. We would like to thank Paul Kiem and Richard Smith, outgoing Vice President and […]

New HTAA Executive


Congratulations to Anne Gripton who is the inaugural recipient of the HTAA – Gandel Holocaust Studies Scholarship funded by the Solomear Gruener Endowment Fund. The Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators is an 18 day seminar run by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The program is designed to enable educators […]

Scholarship Winner Announced


The 2015 annual HTAA National Conference will be hosted by HTAV and held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne. The conference begins on Tuesday 19th September and concludes on Friday 2nd October. Keynote speakers include Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, Dr Stéphane Lévesque and Mr Bruce Pascoe. For more details, please visit www.htav.asn.au/conference/program-14/program

2015 HTAA National Conference



Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Australian History Competition this year. The national winner for the Year 8 competition was Tommy Kwon from Penrith High School who achieved 100%. In the Year 10 competition there were joint winners: Thomas Jones from Fort St High School and Jessica […]

Australian History Competition 2015 winners