Bound for Gallipoli: winners of the Monash Gallipoli prize prepare for their departure to Turkey. This year, nine students were awarded the Monash Gallipoli prize- some $9000 in prize money divided evenly between them.
These students will spend ten days exploring Gallipoli’s landscape and carry out detailed research into the lives and deaths of the men who served there. They will visit Istanbul, meet Turkish students enrolled in Monash's partner universities and complete their study tour with work on the Second World War at the Monash Study Centre in Prato.
The prize is donated to the faculty by Professor Bruce Scates and funded by his historical consultancies for the state government. Every year, Prof. Scates leads a group of politicians, senior government servants, teachers and students across the battlefields on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Tour and all proceeds from the Tour are donated to Monash prizes. There are 25 students enrolled in this year's Gallipoli Study Tour, and many more next year's waiting list.
The unit is offered by the National Centre for Australian studies, but also counts towards a major in History and related disciplines.