Peace in the Pacific

Three Territory students will explore the Northern Territory and the State of Hawaii’s shared military history when they embark on the inaugural 2018 Chief Minister’s Peace in the Pacific study tour.

Ianna from Katherine, Shawn from Alice Springs and Grace from Darwin - along with two chaperones will travel to Hawaii later this week to begin their journey.

The Peace in the Pacific study tour provides an opportunity for Territory students to learn about our region, our allies and the military connections between the Northern Territory and Hawaii.

The students will visit important World War II military sites and attend the National Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day on 7 December 2018.

To enter, Territory students in years 10 and 11 were invited to submit a response to the following question: ‘How did the attacks on Pearl Harbour in 1941 and on Darwin in 1942 affect the relationship between Australia and the United States of America?’

Fifteen entries were received from students around the Territory, you can read and view the successful entries on the Northern Territory Government website.

Group shot of student and chaperones who will be travelling to Hawaii later this week