30 November 2016



Sarah Tang from Perth Modern School and Akio Ho from Christ Church Grammar School in Curtin have each been awarded one of the nation’s top history honours.

Member for Curtin Julie Bishop congratulated Sarah who was awarded National Young Historian in the ‘Democracy’ category and Akio Ho who was awarded WA Young Historian of the Year.

Sarah and Akio were announced as Winners of the National History Challenge at a presentation ceremony in Canberra this week.

Sarah and Akio’s projects demonstrated excellent research and analytical skills, as well as a great deal of hard work,” Julie Bishop said.

“This is a significant achievement and it is inspiring to see two local students recognised with this prestigious award.”

“Sarah’s submission examined the 1974 Portuguese Carnation Revolution and Akio studied the Stonewall riots,” Ms Bishop said.

“The National History Challenge is a great opportunity for students to learn about our nation’s history. It is our story and as Australians we need to understand where we have been to give us direction as to where we are going as a nation.”

“I encourage all students in Curtin to enter next year’s Challenge – Making a Better World­ – and be in the running for the generous prizes and opportunities it presents.

“The Turnbull Government’s support for the National History Awards is in addition to our record levels of funding for schools which will grow from $16 billion in 2016 to $20.1 billion in 2020 that we will use to target evidence-based reforms that boost student outcomes.”


A full list of winners and further information is available at: http://historychallenge.org.au



Federal Member for Curtin’s Office:   Kate Barcham 0438 990 238 / [email protected]