Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement

    Vietnam tour keeps Anzac spirit alive

    24/04/2019 9:00 AM
     
    • 10 students are travelling through Vietnam as part of the Premier's 2019 Anzac Student Tour
    • The tour commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba 

    The Premier's 2019 Anzac Student Tour is underway, with students travelling across Vietnam in recognition of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.

     

    Vietnam is the chosen destination for this year's tour in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Binh Ba, one of Australia's major conflicts of the war involving fierce close-quarter fighting.

     

    The student participants have a strong interest in history and personal affiliation with the Anzacs, with many having family connections to the armed forces.

     

    During the tour students have stopped at a number of historical sites including Binh Ba, Long Tan, Hanoi Military History Museum and 1st Australian Task Force Base Nui Dat.

     

    Tomorrow's dawn service at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi is a highlight of the tour, with the students and Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley representing Western Australia at the service.

     

    The tour participants are:

    Eva MustapicApplecross Senior High School
    Bree PotterBroome Senior High School
    Thomas McGrath Christ Church Grammar School
    Lily Pedretti Iona Presentation College
    Nathan MooreKununurra District High School
    Matilda MillerManjimup Senior High School
    Elias ShoosmithMindarie Senior College
    Eden GostelowMount Lawley Senior High School
    Emily-Rose Lochore Perth Modern School
    Erin Peoples Rossmoyne Senior High School

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "The Premier's Anzac Student Tour helps to keep the memory of the Anzacs alive for future generations and is a valued tradition in Western Australia. 

     

    "I am pleased such enthusiastic and dedicated students are representing the State at the dawn service in Hanoi."

     

    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

     

    "Visiting important historical sites such as Binh Bah and Long Tan is a profound educational experience that will enrich the students' understanding of Australian history.  

     

    "The students will bring their acquired knowledge back to their schools and share it with the community."

     

    Comments attributed to Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley:

     

    "Honouring the Anzac legacy is an important tradition to pass on to young Australians.

     

    "It is excellent to see Western Australian students take interest in Australia's war history and pay tribute to the Anzacs."

     

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700

    Veterans Issues Minister's office - 6552 5300