The 70 Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 winners and chaperones attended the Anzac Day centenary event in Gallipoli and toured the Western Front over two weeks in April and May 2015.
Follow the 2015 Prize winners' journey below with photos, videos and the students' personal accounts of the trip.
Before they left, the students broadened their understanding of the Anzac tradition by researching the stories of service people from Gallipoli and the Western Front as well as other wars and peacekeeping missions.
Those stories were shared here over the course of the tour.
These photos, videos, research and journal entries record the experiences and feelings of the students and the stories of the service people they remembered.
|4th May||Ieper and Amiens, Villers-Bretonneux|
|1st May||Ieper (Ypres)|
|30th April||Bruges and Ieper|
|24th April||Istanbul and Gallipoli|
|22nd April||Departing Brisbane|
Several of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 recipients have showcased their journeys through Gallipoli and the Western Front in the Voices from Afar installation at the State Library of Queensland, as part of the Distant Lines First World War Exhibition.
All of the seventy 2015 winners, their parents and the tour chaperones were invited to attend the opening event at the State Library of Queensland.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation recently published an article on the Voices from Afar installation in July 2015. The exhibition is open at the State Library until 15 November 2015.
Eight recipients of The Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 (pictured) also participated in a two-day Young Historian's Workshop at the State Library of Queensland in September 2015.
The students learnt about, and accessed the wide variety of collections and sources of heritage material and historical context, that is available to the public at the library. They worked with mentors from the library as they undertook their own research, exploring the library and its resources.
The students particularly enjoyed the 'white gloves' experience that they were privileged to undertake as part of the workshop.
The works presented on this website have been prepared by students participating in the Premier's Anzac Prize. Any views expressed are not necessarily those of the Department of Education and Training. The works and any research conducted are the responsibility of the individual participants. DET makes no representations in relation to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the works presented. See also the departmental disclaimer.
This page was last reviewed on 21 Dec 2015