Peace in the Pacific

The Chief Minister’s Peace in the Pacific study tour is a reciprocal study tour program between the Northern Territory and the State of Hawaii.

Students from each jurisdiction will visit the other’s significant military sites to learn about the important shared military history between the two.

The study tour program will promote the significance of Australia’s enduring relationship with the United States of America and the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to Defence and defence support initiatives.

Students from both jurisdictions will increase their understanding of the events that have shaped and continue to influence our social, political and cultural development and the ongoing importance of peacekeeping missions today.

The study tour will build an understanding of the shared experience and sacrifice of the people in the Northern Territory and Hawaii from their involvement in the bombing of Darwin and Pearl Harbour and World War II operations which followed through to 1945.

What the tour involves

Three Territory students and one teacher chaperone will be selected to travel to Hawaii for a six day tour of military sites and to attend Pearl Harbour commemorations in Hawaii on 7 December 2018.

How to apply

A competition will be held to select three Year 10 or 11 student participants. All Year 10 and 11 students enrolled at Northern Territory schools can submit an entry.

Entry details will be available after the competition launch.

Approximate competition dates for students:

  • Launch of competition - Friday 6 April 2018
  • Student deadline for entries - Wednesday 27 July 2018
  • Study tour travel to Hawaii - Early December 2018

For more information email defenceNT@nt.gov.au

Military ships in Pearl Harbour