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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Twenty students including representatives from Bathurst and Kandos are set to embark on a two-week historical study tour in NSW, the ACT and Darwin as part of the 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has congratulated Scarlett Hall from MacKillop College and Blainey Heath from Kandos High School for their success in gaining a place on the prestigious tour.

“These students will now be able to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war,” Mr Toole said.

“I congratulate the Scholarship recipients, who are being recognised for their positive contributions to their local communities, their respect for the service and sacrifice of Australian Defence Force personnel and their passion for studying history.

“Over 125 students applied for the scholarship, and the 20 successful applicants come from places across Sydney and regional NSW, including Bathurst, Kandos, Armidale, Young and Jindabyne.”

Scarlett Hall and Paul Toole

Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the 20 successful students will visit important places associated with Australia’s military history.

“This is a wonderful experience, and it is vital that current generations continue to learn about the military history of New South Wales and our nation,” Mr Elliott said.

“The tour will be accompanied by a military historian to teach students about our nation’s military past and help them understand the importance of commemoration.

“In the 80th year since the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942, students will visit significant sites associated with the Second World War in and around Darwin,” he said.

Blainey Heath and Paul Toole.


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