First time visit to Darwin

First time visit to Darwin

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St Norbert College year eight student Isabella Hulm is representing Western Australia on the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour.

Year eight student Isabella Hulm will be among the youngest students representing Western Australia in a trip to Darwin and Singapore for the 2020 Premier’s ANZAC Student Tour.

From April 16 to 26, 2020 the tour will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin and the fall of Singapore.

This is the first time in the tour’s 17-year history that students will visit Darwin.

St Norbert College student Isabella is a proud fifth generation West Australian with a long family war service history including serving family members from both maternal and paternal sides of the family.

“The details of their war history is currently largely unknown but my Nana and I have commenced the process to unlock one of my great grandfather’s war service records,” she said.

“He returned from WWI with lifelong war injuries.”

History has always been one of Isabella’s favourite topics as her father is also very interested in war history.

“My dad has a huge book collection which I have had access to from a young age and I have a strong appreciation for the ANZAC spirit and traditions and the impact that those who served before us have had on modern-day Australia,” she said.

“This will be a life changing experience for me to be a part of and I will make the most of the opportunity to learn as much as I can while on the tour.

“I am especially looking forward to travelling to Singapore and commemorating ANZAC Day celebrations at the Changi War Memorial.”

Students will take a 10-day tour and visit significant sites including the WWII oil storage tunnels, the Causeway, Labrador Park, Fort Siloso, Johore Battery, Fort Canning and Changi Beach.