30 October 2015
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged students of the Murray Plains electorate who will study Year 10 or 11 in 2016 to enter the Vietnam War History Competition.
“As the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan approaches it is timely to encourage local students to learn more about the Vietnam war and reflect upon the spirit of those brave young Australian men conscripted to fight “ Mr Walsh said.
The Vietnam War History Competition encourages young people to explore the topic of the Vietnam War and the issues that prompted debate amongst a nation.
“Students can make written submissions or enter craft or audio visual projects “ Mr Walsh said.
The winning entrants will take part in a study tour to Vietnam to visit Australia’s key battle fields as well as places of historical significance in Ho Chi Minh Saigon and Hanoi.
“Our Vietnam veterans have suffered tremendously from divided public opinion about their war efforts and it would be a great tribute to them to have a local young representative as part of this study tour “ Mr Walsh said.
Entries close on March 27 2016 and travel will take place in September 2016. Teachers wishing to secure a chaperone position are also encouraged to apply
For more information visit www.vvaavic.org.au