Previous winners of the Anzac Spirit Study Tour

This page has the previous winners of the Anzac Spirit Study Tour and you can also see their winning entries.

Winners of the 2016 Tour

Ava Wilmore

Ava, from Darwin Middle School submitted a video presentation combining powerful and thought provoking images with interviews conveying the views of current serving Defence personnel. The video demonstrates how the Anzac Spirit was forged upon the shores of Gallipoli over one hundred years ago and lives on in the hearts of all Defence Force members and civilians today.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Ava's entry.

Albert Boeck

Albert from St John's Catholic College submitted a video demonstrating how the Anzac Spirit is kept alive today. The video uses images from World War One, World War Two and Afghanistan, to show the camaraderie and mateship between the soldiers and how the Anzac Spirit, then and now, is still part of our culture and society.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Albert's entry.

Maitane Oakford

Maitane from Nhulunbuy High School submitted a poem depicting a soldier's experience at Fromelles during World War One. The moving poem draws on her family history, war's toll on youth and a belief that to forget is to risk so much again.

Read Maitane's entry.

Winners of the 2015 tour

Amy Chittick

Amy, from Darwin High School submitted a poem depicting the experience of a young man saying goodbye to his Mother as he leaves his country behind and heads for war, only for the young soldier to perish far from our shores. The poem describes the playing of the last post and its part in keeping the Anzac Spirit alive in soldiers and members of the public in commemorations of today.

Read Amy's entry.

Juliette Parsons

Juliette, from Darwin Middle School submitted a video presentation combining moving imagery with a spoken narrative connecting the history of the Anzacs with her own desire to explore her heritage and the actions which have shaped Australia. Juliette believes this desire to connect Australia's past to the present contributes to keeping the Anzac spirit alive.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Juliette's entry.

Stevie Pocock

Stevie, from Taminmin College submitted an essay describing the Anzac Spirit as a well-known inherent essence of Australians. The essay reflects on examples of the Anzac Spirit which are visible in our laws and values today. The essay provides examples of how the Anzac Spirit is kept alive today in times of hardship such as bushfires and the desire to help one another during these times.

Read Stevie's entry.

Jack Lake

Jack, from Palmerston Senior College submitted a video presentation of images and narration focussing on the war time experiences of a young man named James Martin.

The essay explores the somewhat unbelievable concept of a 14-year-old boy heading to war and asks questions of what James Martin must have thought and felt as he gazed upon the Turkish terrain. The essay describes the Anzac Spirit being present today in our representation as people who will not give up.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Jack's entry.

Winners of the 2013 tour

Shannon Hunt

Shannon, from Darwin High School, submitted a video presentation describing how the Anzacs inspire the youth of today to be proud of their country and how important it is to be patriotic as this was ultimately the motivation for the Anzacs while they were fighting overseas.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Shannon's entry.

Tamara West

Tamara, from Kormilda College submitted an essay linking the Anzac spirit born from the hardship of the soldiers in World War I to today's soldiers who continue to display the Anzac spirit in acts of bravery, mateship and perseverance, and how this spirit can be seen in the youth of today.

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Lauren Northcote

Lauren, from Dripstone Middle School, submitted an essay describing how the Anzacs inspire the youth of today to be proud of their country and how important it is to be patriotic as this was ultimately the motivation for the Anzacs while they were fighting overseas.

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Winners of the 2012 tour

Luciana Sustanto

Luciana, from Palmerston Senior College, submitted a video presentation. Luciana chose this format as she wanted to connect more effectively with the opinions of the fellow students she interviewed.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Luciana's video

Tayler Cosentino

Tayler attended Kormilda College at the time of entry. She submitted an essay which featured examples of today's young people who clearly demonstrate the spirit of the Anzacs in achieving their goals.

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Matthew Humphreys

Matthew, who attended Dripstone Middle School at the time of entry, submitted an essay on how the youth of today can draw inspiration and strength from the legend of the Anzacs to cope with today's problems.

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Winners of the 2011 tour

Haylea Gusling

At the time of submitting her entry Haylea was a Year 10 student at Palmerston High School. Haylea drew inspiration for her entry from a wide range of research including interviews, books, DVDs and the internet. Haylea's presentation aimed to reflect the bias of her generation.

Go to the YouTube website to watch Haylea's video.

Henry Boeck

Henry, a Year 9 student at St Johns College, used interviews with four individuals to learn about the Anzac spirit and how it inspires people today. Henry has a personal connection with the Anzac spirit as his father is in the Australian Army and was deployed overseas at the time of him winning a place on the study tour.

Go to the YouTube website to watch part 1 of Henry's video.

Go to the YouTube website to watch part 2 of Henry's video.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca, a Year 9 student at Darwin Middle School at the time of submitting her entry, chose a poem as the format for her entry as she found it an easy way to communicate her emotions and express her message simply. To assist her with her submission Rebecca interviewed fellow students which showed her that we are proud of our past and are still inspired by the Anzac soldiers of then and now.

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Last updated: 25 July 2017