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2019 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

Follow the journey of the 2019 Premier's Anzac Student Tour.

The Premier of Western Australia and the Minister for Education and Training with 2019 student and staff tour participants.

Our students and teacher supervisors will travel to Vietnam in April 2019, engaging in the history of Australia’s military involvement in the region following World War II, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba, otherwise known as Operation Hammer.

The tour will visit important historical sites before taking part in ANZAC Day commemorations in Hanoi.

Daily journal entries from our student participants will be published here during their exciting journey.

Congratulations to the 2019 Premier Anzac Student Tour student participants:

Eva Mustapic
Year 10
Applecross Senior High School

Bree Potter
Year 10
Broome Senior High School

Thomas McGrath
Year 11
Christ Church Grammar School

Lily Pedretti
Year 10
Iona Presentation College

Nathan Moore
Year 10
Kununurra District High School

Matilda Miller
Year 11
Manjimup Senior High School

Elias Shoosmith
Year 12
Mindarie Senior College

Eden Gostelow
Year 12
Mount Lawley Senior High School

Emily-Rose Lochore
Year 10
Perth Modern School
(previously Margaret River Senior High School)

Erin-Louise Peoples
Year 10
Rossmoyne Senior High School

The students on tour will be accompanied by the following staff supervisors:

Ms Samantha Boswell
Tour Coordinator
Department of Education

Mr Brian Owen
Teacher Health and Physical Education
Governor Stirling Senior High School

Ms Alycia Bermingham
Head of Department Humanities
Manjimup Senior High School

Students were required to prepare an extended written response of no more than 1000 words on the following topic:

In a written form of your choice, select a Western Australian and explain why their contribution as a service person should receive broader acknowledgement and recognition.  What does their legacy mean to you and other young people?


Schools conducted their own selection process and could nominate up to three students in each of the three categories of Years 8/9, Year 10 and Year 11. Students entering needed to display:

  • a genuine interest in the Anzac experience
  • an appreciation of the study of history
  • excellent interpersonal skills and self-confidence
  • a willingness to share their tour experiences (if selected) in their school and local community.

To be eligible, all entrants required a nominating teacher and endorsement by the principal to confirm their suitability to represent their school, community and the State as a youth ambassador on the Premier’s Anzac Student Tour 2019.


Submitted entries were judged by selection panels. Applications closed Friday 17 August 2018.