2017 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

2017 Premier's Anzac Student Tour

The 2017 Premier's Anzac Student Tour commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.

The tour visited important historical sites, before attending Anzac Day commemorations at Kranji War Memorial where 4 461 Commonwealth casualties of World War II are buried.

Students from Years 8 to 11 from 39 secondary schools entered the competition, writing essays on Australia’s involvement in World War II and how this has shaped relations with the Asia region today.

The 10 student ambassadors for the Premier's Anzac Student Tour 2017 engaged in a historical inquiry process where they focused on Strife and Struggle throughout World War II.


Bryce Taylor
Albany Senior High School

General Gordon Bennett



Patrick Reilly
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
previously Boyup Brook District High School

Sir Thomas Spencer Vaughan Phillips



Brandon Rowe
Girrawheen Senior High School

John Curtin



Caitlyn McKenzie
Holy Cross College

General Tomoyuki Yamashita



Coby Menzie
Kelmscott Senior High School

Lieutenant General Arthur Percival



Mya Kordic
Manjimup Senior High School

Sir Robert Brooke Popham



Cale Wilcox
Mount Lawley Senior High School

Lieutenant General Vernon Ashton Hobart Sturdee



Janka Reynders
Narrogin Senior High School

Frederick Gallagher Galleghan



Ming Hui Gao
Rossmoyne Senior High School

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles


Mitchell Murray
Wesley College

Winston Churchill


Ms Samantha Boswell
Tour Coordinator, Statewide Services Centre



Mr Norman Paini
Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, Morley Senior High School


Mrs Mery Jones
Humanities and Social Sciences teacher, Irene McCormack Catholic College

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