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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



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