Keeping Menzies top of mind

7 January 2016

Menzies Foundation CEO Sarah Hardy with National History Challenge category winner, Angus MurrayYoung Angus Murray could teach us a thing or two about Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister.

The inaugural and national winner of the Sir Robert Menzies category of the National History Challenge, Angus took on the challenge of detailing Menzies’ leadership and legacy in his 2000 word essay.

After taking out the Queensland state prize, Angus, who is in Year 9 at Albany Creek State High School, went to Canberra late last year to accept his prize from Menzies Foundation CEO, Sarah Hardy.

The 14-year-old follows in his sister’s footsteps as she won the Queensland state title for the previous two years.

The focus on educational reforms were particularly important to Angus’ essay on Menzies, which he balanced well with criticisms of our longest serving prime minister.

Angus also scored plenty of his own media coverage as the result of his win.

The Menzies Foundation sponsored the National History Challenge special category of Sir Robert Menzies for the first time in 2015 and will do so again in 2016.

For a comprehensive look at the life and times of Sir Robert Menzies, the Menzies Virtual Museum is an invaluable resource.