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Simpson Prize

simpson donkey
202 Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, 3rd Field Ambulance Brigade (enlisted as Simpson), assisting an unidentified British soldier, wounded in the leg, being carried by a donkey. Pte Simpson was later killed by Turkish machine gun fire assisting the wounded, near a location known as Bloody Angle on 19 May 1915. The donkey was referred to by a variety of names, most commonly "Murphy" "Duffy" or the "The Donk". Australian War Memorial J06392

Entries close 9  November 2018

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Years 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to explore the significance of the Anzac experience and what it has meant for Australia.

The student winner from each state and territory is awarded an overseas trip. Winners, along with runners-up and teacher chaperones, enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra.

2019 Simpson Prize Question:

To what extent could 1918 be considered a year of victory for Australia and its people?

The Simpson Prize requires students to respond to the question using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and their own research.

Students are required to make effective use of a minimum of 3 of the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial sources (which can be found at https://www.awm.gov.au/education/simpson-prize/).

It is also expected that up to half of their response will make use of information drawn from their own knowledge and research.

Word and time limits for entries

Essay word limit: 1200-1500 words, not including supplementary information such as a contents page, references, bibliography and appendices.

Audio Visual Presentation word and time limit: No more than 10 minutes accompanied by a written explanation of up to 400 words.

Closing Date: Friday 9 November 2018.

The prize

The student winner from each state and territory is awarded an overseas trip. In 2018, the winners went to the Western Front in Europe visiting tourist attractions and sites of historical significance in England, Belgium and France.

Winners, along with runners-up and teacher chaperones, enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra where they visit several of the capital’s museums and institutions, attend the presentation ceremony at Parliament House and enjoy a formal dinner at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Tasmanian results 2018

Winner: Kate Sheahan, Deloraine High School

Runner-up: Caleb Paine, Rose Bay High School

Information flyers
Contact

Tasmanian History Teachers’ Association
c/o Rose Bay High School
Kaoota Rd,
Lindisfarne TAS 7015

Phone: 03 6244 2544

Email: Suzanne.Pattinson@education.tas.gov.au

Contact: Suzanne Pattinson

Phone: 03 6244 2544