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2015 Tour of Gallipoli and the Western Front

The 70 Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 winners and chaperones attended the Anzac Day centenary event in Gallipoli and toured the Western Front over two weeks in April and May 2015.

Follow the 2015 Prize winners' journey below with photos, videos and the students' personal accounts of the trip.

Before they left, the students broadened their understanding of the Anzac tradition by researching the stories of service people from Gallipoli and the Western Front as well as other wars and peacekeeping missions.

Those stories were shared here over the course of the tour.

Tour reports

These photos, videos, research and journal entries record the experiences and feelings of the students and the stories of the service people they remembered.

Date:Location:
7th MayBrisbane
5th MayParis
4th MayIeper and Amiens, Villers-Bretonneux
1st MayIeper (Ypres)
30th AprilBruges and Ieper
29th AprilBrussels
28th AprilGallipoli
27th AprilGallipoli
24th AprilIstanbul and Gallipoli
22nd AprilDeparting Brisbane

You can view the photos in the 2015 tour photo gallery and view videos from the tour on the DET YouTube channel (note: clicking this link will load the DET YouTube channel on this page).

State Library of Queensland

Several of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 recipients have showcased their journeys through Gallipoli and the Western Front in the Voices from Afar installation at the State Library of Queensland, as part of the Distant Lines First World War Exhibition.

Eight recipients

All of the seventy 2015 winners, their parents and the tour chaperones were invited to attend the opening event at the State Library of Queensland.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation recently published an article on the Voices from Afar External Link installation in July 2015. The exhibition is open at the State Library until 15 November 2015.

Eight recipients of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 (pictured) also participated in a two-day Young Historian's Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in September 2015.

The students learnt about, and accessed the wide variety of collections and sources of heritage material and historical context, that is available to the public at the library. They worked with mentors from the library as they undertook their own research, exploring the library and its resources.

The students particularly enjoyed the 'white gloves' experience that they were privileged to undertake as part of the workshop.


Disclaimer

The works presented on this website have been prepared by students participating in the Premier's Anzac Prize. Any views expressed are not necessarily those of the Department of Education and Training. The works and any research conducted are the responsibility of the individual participants. DET makes no representations in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the works presented. See also the departmental disclaimer.

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