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Documenting the World Around Me

By Rhiannon Whitaker I was lucky enough to be awarded an AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship in 2017, and it’s safe to say I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I’m in my final year of a Bachelor of Photography at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. For as long as I can remember,…

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The Jessup

Brooke Douglas and Team at ANU By Brooke Douglas In late 2018 I was selected to be a part of the Southern Cross University Jessup Team. A group of five of us were selected to compete on a national level in both the written memorials and oral advocacy in Canberra. The Jessup is the world’s…

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The Wide Swath of the Ancient World, and Then Me

Ancient languages, twin gods, and the underworld. AVCAT Scholarship recipient Sarah’s love for study was inspired by her veteran father. by Sarah Wessels One might say what engendered my interest in Hittite and Proto-Indo-European linguistics first started with the notion the world was much bigger than I had ever thought. A well-travelled veteran dad does…

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The Ideals of Democracy

Laura Wood – Centre – Recipients of the 2018 Swiss Prize with Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Cardew-Hall (far left) and His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr Pedro Zwahlen (far right), photo courtesy ANU.   By Laura Wood It’s interesting to think about when I first applied for an AVCAT scholarship. My grade 12…

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A Fresh Flow of Clean Water

Joshua Millard wants everyone to have clean drinking water. His aim is to ‘provide drinkable water to remote and impoverished communities, and to use diplomacy skills to source funding and approval.’ Undertaking a Bachelor of Science majoring in Engineering Science, Political Science and International Relations Josh armed himself with the right kind of knowledge to…

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Jessica’s Dream to Help Others

Jessica has a close and loving relationship with her father, she says ‘he offers me guidance, experience and protection’. When Jessica’s father retired from service due to being incapacitated he started working at home as a full-time parent. ‘My father’s incapacitation has introduced a variety of limitations on our lifestyle, and the opportunities we could…

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Curtis Takes Flight

Curtis Rayment always had a plan, he was going to do whatever it took to become a Royal Flying Doctor. Curtis grew up on his family’s cattle farm in Western Queensland, where the district was experiencing the worst drought it had seen in years. Throughout Curtis’s formative years, his Grandfather, a Veteran of HMAS Australia…

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Kate Hallen – Artist

Kate Hallen Photographer: Liz Calligeros By Kate Hallen I am currently sitting on a couch in Phillip, Canberra, just off the back of the opening of the Australian National Veterans Art Museum’s (ANVAM) exhibition, From War. This exhibition is on display in Parliament House until 2 February 2019, and one of my artworks is on…

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2019 Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2019 scholarship round are now all in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply. Our scholarships team is now working through the assessment process, which will continue through the holidays, until the end of January. All applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or not by the end…

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A Little TLC

By Caitlin Gauci At the 2013 AVCAT Scholarship awards ceremony in Brisbane, I accepted my scholarship with the deepest gratitude and a little confusion. I had been awarded the TLC scholarship but had no idea what the acronym was supposed to represent. I spent the ceremony frantically trying to figure out which of my father’s…

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