Special Category: Sir Robert Menzies
The NHC includes a Special Categories section that allows students the opportunity to focus on a specific topic while still incorporating the theme of “Triumph and Tragedy”.
The Menzies Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-political organisation established in 1979 to honour Sir Robert’s legacy by promoting excellence in health research, scholarship and postgraduate study by Australians.
Menzies in his time: Robert Gordon Menzies 1894-1978 - Australian statesman
"The years spanned by Menzies' lifetime had taken civilization from horseless carriages to freeways; from the Wright brothers to a jet that could cross the world in a day; instant telecommunication, bringing an isolated Australia into the 'global village'; wars that drew the nations together; the nuclear bomb; and a growing maturity as travel, education and culture became accessible to everyone; Menzies lived through the changes and seemed to enjoy the journey."
Video script Menzies in his time, 1994
Key information from NHC
National History Challenge Website: historychallenge.org.au/
Closing date: 26 August 2016
Contest information: historychallenge.org.au/contest-information/
Special Categories: historychallenge.org.au/contest-information/special-categories/