The HTAWA Constitution has been refreshed and updated.

There will be an EGM during the plenary session of the conference on March 16 and there will be only one item that will be considered; that being the acceptance of the revised Constitution "HTAWA Constitution February 2024". (document attached)

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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The HTAWA Bulletin for February 2024 is out now.

HERE you will find all the latest news and some great resources.

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'Sharing Stories’

Shenton College

Saturday 16th March, 2024

Express your interest in or ask any question about the conference

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Date:         Friday 10th November 2023
Time:         4.30pm – 6.00pm

(Reports and Elections @ 5.00pm) Venue: Oxford Hotel, Oxford Street, Mt Hawthorn

Refreshments Provided!

A chance to meet discuss the latest on the curriculum, The Exam & any other issues concerning the teaching of History

All financial members are welcome to nominate for positions & vote RSVP Here

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The 2023 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture By Dr Shauna Bostock.

Dr Shauna Bostock is an Aboriginal woman whose family descend from Bundjalung Country, in the Northern Rivers region of Northern New South Wales. Her family members knew that the Bostock name came from a non-Indigenous settler, Augustus John Bostock, who married an Aboriginal woman in the 1800s, but there were huge gaps in family history knowledge from the present to the past. Shauna was immediately struck with a burning curiosity to find out more.

The Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture 
commemorates the exceptional contribution made by Professor Tom Stannage (1944-2012) to the Western Australian community. Professor Stannage was a prominent Australian historian who worked hard to foster a wider understanding of Western Australian history and heritage. He is remembered as an inspiring teacher and a passionate advocate for the study of history. 

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HTAWA is pleased to be able to provide our members with a Year 11 ATAR, Semester Two Examination (Capitalism & Nazi Germany) in the final year of this syllabus.

It is for the exclusive use of our members and can be downloaded free of charge for members from our website.

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Exciting news! Macquarie University is hosting the 6th Australasian Egyptology Conference from Thursday 9 June until Saturday 11 June. The event will be conducted on campus, in-person and on-line, and feature three days of academic papers with international participants, in addition to colleagues and higher degree candidates from Australia and New Zealand.

In this centenary year of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, a number of academic papers on the boy king will be offered, followed by a special 'Life and Times of Tutankhamun' Day of lectures on Sunday 12 June, (Rundle Foundation Annual Conference), on campus only.

We are welcoming two international speakers, Dimitri Laboury and Simon Connor (both Université de Liège, Belgium)who have both written extensively on Tutankhamun. Joining them will be Anna Stevens who is Assistant Director of the Amarna project working at Tell el-Amarna. The Gale Visiting Fellowship supports their visit.

The Conference will include museum visits, a cocktail party, the chance to hear the best local and international Egyptology, and more! Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies is a sponsor of the conference.

Take advantage of Early Bird rates (available until 13 May) to register for one day, or all four - see

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We are running Modern History Revision Seminars for both Year 11 and Year 12 students

They will take place Online  (NB they will not be recorded)

DATE:            Saturday 7th May 2022
TIME:             9.00am – 12.30pm (Registration from 8.30am)

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Patrick O'Shaughnessy - The History Chappy has agreed to give the keynote presentation at our conference on 26 March. Following his glowing reviews at last years National Conference we are excited about offering this not-to-be-missed opportunity.

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Roman Archaeological Group Meeting and Professional Learning Event

Dear RAG Members and Friends of RAG,

A reminder that the next RAG meeting will take place on the 27th of November, in the Alexander Lecture Theatre at UWA, starting 1:30. The programme for the day, which includes our AGM, is as follows:

 1.30 - 2.10 pm

What’s new in Roman Britain

David Kennedy

Although Britannia lasted less than four centuries and was far less-romanized than neighbouring provinces across the Channel, it regularly reveals impressive evidence from excavation, survey and chance finds, all of which are reported systematically every year.

2.10 - 2.30


2.30 - 3.00 pm

Tea Break (free tea and coffee)

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Arabio, Bocchus and Bogud: mapping the fortunes of local forces in Africa 47-41 BCE

Martin Drum

Like many African leaders in the ancient world, Arabio, Bocchus and Bogud are known to us only through Greek and Roman sources.  This talk will focus on their fortunes during Rome’s civil war period, and how their decisions impacted on the fate of Roman commanders in their part of the world.

For RAG members, please find attached a copy of the minutes from last year’s AGM

Best wishes,

Chris Mallan (as RAG secretary)

See this link for more details:

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Egyptian Exploration Society Online Couse: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt

The material on the link below could be very useful for teachers picking up Egyptian for the first time, either at lower school level or at General level.   The Egypt Exploration Society is quite amazing and well worth joining -- especially now that they are offering courses at beginner level and if you are a member you are normally offered a 50% discount.

During each online course they run they put up Youtube copies of the presentations on a secure website so that there really is no need to get out of bed at 2 am or thereabouts to take part in the live sessions unless of course, you want to be part of the online chat community.  They usually keep the presentations on Youtube for about 3 - 4 weeks after the courses before taking them down.

These people are working Egyptologists of various ilk and most certainly know what they are talking about. They are experts in their fields. Click on the link for all details!

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Sign up for this online session presented by the British Museum, showing all the latest technology used in the process of mummification! 

Enjoy multiple presenters sharing their knowledge via Zoom, from the 31st August to the 3rd Sept. 

See the link for further details. 

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Exciting New Exhibition for keen Ancient Historians coming to WA Museum Boola Bardip! 

See the link below for this amazing exhibition filled with amazing artefacts from Ancient Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain Egypt and Libya. This is the first time they have been to anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. You can see it at the WA Boola Bardip Museum from 20th June- 7th November this year.

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With the kind support of the City of Perth, HTAWA is running a competition to design a HASS resource based on the City of Perth as part of the HTTAA National Conference on the 12th-14th April.
We have so many creative history teachers, who are passionate and generous in sharing their resources, this is a great opportunity to put your creativity on show. 
There are a range of suggested formats, and ideas you can use to create your resource on the application form included.
We look forward to seeing your entries. 

Entries close: Wednesday 7th April
Please include the entry sheet with your submission.
Entries to:

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Starting where we left off............ our first workshop for 2021!

If you are are new teacher or a teacher new to History this is a great learning experience.

Check out the details and come along.....

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Our last workshop for 2020!

If you are are new teacher or a teacher new to History this is a great learning experience.

Check out the details and come along.....

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Come along to this cross marking moderation style PL. If you are currently teaching ATAR or General AH, Year 11 or 12 and would like to do some valuable work on Source Analysis with your colleagues before the Mock Exams, this is the PL for you!

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It's been a while since we had a face to face PL......but now HTAWA is holding a PL event with concurrent sessions looking at Unit 2, Unit 4 and Ancient World. Lunch is provided in the middle of the event so everyone can network properly!!

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The latest edition of the History Teachers' Association of Australia's latest e-Bulletin is now available online at

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Visiting lecturer  Professor of  Egyptology at the University of Milan, Dr  Patrizia Piacentini will speak about “Archaeological excavation and archives as tools for helping us understand the Ancient World”.   

The lecture will illustrate the manner in which evidence from both archaeological  excavations and from archival material is recovered and studied by experts; eventually becoming the history that is taught in schools.

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July Bulletin

The July Bulletin is now available in the Member Section.

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ETAWA, GAWA, HTAWA, and PLEAWA are running a quiz night at Mt Lawley Bowling Club on Saturday August 3.

Tables of 8 can be booked online here.

Please contact any of the associations if you have any questions.

See you on the 3rd!!

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Saturday 8th June 2019

9.00am – 11.30am

Rossmoyne  Senior  High School
Keith Road, Rossmoyne

Cost: $10        FREE for HTAWA members

The workshop will also be streamed live online  free of charge.

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Yamaji, Martu, Yarnagu and Anangu peoples respond to the explorers walking through Country. From Another View aims to contextualise Aboriginal peoples' understanding of Country with those of the explorers.
Hosted by the State Library of Western Australia education team, this professional learning event offers a curatorial preview of the exhibition, historical images, maps, journals, as well as original artwork.

Monday 06 May 2019 from 04:30PM to 06:30PM   EVENT CANCELLED

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The Army Museum of Western Australia is running a professional development session for Primary & Secondary teachers on Thursday 16 May from 4.30 to 6.00pm.
It is free of charge with drinks and light refreshments provided.  

Contact Bruce Hamling  at the Army Museum for more details

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The History Teachers' Association of South Australia is hosting the 2019 HTAA  National Conference in Adelaide from October 1-3.

For more details see here.

If you are interested in presenting please see here

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Thursday 21 March at 4.30pm

Lecture Theatre at School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) in Leederville

Light refreshments will be provided and continue networking and conversation at The Leederville Hotel.

For further details please contact Vanessa Kirkham 

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Making Connections

Saturday March 30 2019

The Conference will include sessions for primary and secondary, Modern and Ancient History teachers. Details including programme here.

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HTAWA is holding a general discussion forum on how students performed in the 2018 Modern History ATAR exam. We will be sharing ideas to support teachers in addressing weaknesses identified in the results of last years paper.

Where: SIDE, Oxford Street, Leederville  OR  online by following this link

When: Thursday 21 February, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Cost: FREE

Tea and Coffee will be provided

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The first Bulletin of 2019 is available and can be found here 

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future articles please let us know.

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All Year 11 and 12 Ancient History Teachers are invited to come along and workshop the changes to the ATAR Ancient History Exam Design Brief.

Everyone is welcome, your input will be invaluable.

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Time: 4.30 - 6.00
Venue: Oxford Hotel, Oxford Street Mt Hawthorn

Food and Drinks provided ! RSVP Sally Davies

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Tuesday 30 October

Inglewood Hotel
Beaufort Street

Arrival from 4.15 to discuss the Year 12 exam......

DATE:            Saturday 20th October 2018

TIME:             9.00am – 12.00pm (Registration – from 8.30am)

VENUE:         Woolnough Lecture Theatre,
                      University of Western Australia, Crawley
(Geology and Geography Building)

COST:           $20 (pre-ordered and pre-paid tickets)     $25 (on the day)
                      No Charge for HTAWA Members Notes will be provided

Register and buy tickets  here

The latest bulletin from the History Teachers' Association of Australia is out. Catch up on what is happening around the country here

Several of the sessions in the upcoming Seminar Days will be streamed live.

Please see here for specific details.

NOTE The online seminars on Saturday 25th August (Australia 1918-1955 and The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East) MUST be booked by 5pm Thursday 23rd August.

Bring along some sources on a USB to share and discuss with the group, making sure they have the correct acknowlegements. The more we bring the more to discuss and share and the more we all gain!

DATE:             Saturday 1ST September 2018

TIME:             10.00am – 11.30pm

VENUE:          Education Building,  Notre Dame University, Fremantle                    

COST:           FREE to current HTAWA Members      $10 non-members

Register here

HTAWA would like to invite all members, future members and teachers of History to our social event. This event is a chance to catch up with others, eat some yummy food and hang out with the cool kids (HASS teachers of course!)

Where: Leeming SHS  (parking off Grady Close)

When : Wednesday 15th August  4.00-5.30

Cost: Free!!


Shenton College Saturday August 18th....

Teach Meet - Bring along and share resources, programmes, and ideas for teaching.

Discussion - Exam expectations for ATAR Teachers with former Chief Examiner Dr Lara O’Sullivan

Morning Tea provided

More details here

May Bulletin now online in the Members Area

May Bulletin now online in the Members Area