Menzies – Triumph or Tragedy?

5 July 2016

Sir Robert Menzies in 1939Students across Australia will again be given the opportunity to delve into the legacy of Sir Robert Menzies as part of the National History Challenge, which this year has the theme of Triumph or Tragedy.

For the second year the Menzies Foundation will sponsor a special category of the Challenge, so primary school students can explore the achievements of Australia’s longest-serving prime minister.

Over 550 schools were registered for the National History Challenge last year which was a very strong outcome.

To find out more or register for the National History Challenge visit their website.

Registrations are open now and will close on 26 August, with the winners presented at Parliament House in Canberra in November.

The Menzies Foundation has a fantastic resource all about the life and times of Sir Robert Menzies in the Menzies Virtual Museum, which will be a significant source of reference material for those students looking to enter this category.

To see what the participants say about the challenge, take a look at this video, which includes last year’s Sir Robert Menzies special category winner, Angus Murray from Queensland.