Central Coast student, Lachlan Middlemiss is set to embark on a two-week historical study tour in NSW, the ACT and Darwin as part of the 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said by partaking in this tour, Lachlan will further develop his knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war.
“I would like to congratulate Lachlan for successfully being awarded this scholarship and the opportunity to proudly represent our region,” Mr Crouch said.
This is a fantastic experience, and it is wonderful that current generations are given these opportunities to continue to learn about the military history of New South Wales and our nation.”
Premier Dominic Perrottet said over 125 students applied for the scholarship, and the 20 successful applicants come from places across Sydney and regional NSW, including Armidale, Bathurst, Young and Jindabyne.
“I congratulate the Scholarship recipients, who are being recognised for their positive contributions to their local communities, their respect for the service and sacrifice of Australian Defence Force personnel and their passion for studying history,” Mr Perrottet said.
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the 20 successful students will visit important places associated with Australia’s military history.
“The tour will be accompanied by a military historian to teach students about our nation’s military past and help them understand the importance of commemoration,” Mr Elliott said.
“In the 80th year since the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942, students will visit significant sites associated with the Second World War in and around Darwin.
More information about the Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship is available here.