Special Categories

Special Categories give you the opportunity to focus your research on one of the topics below.  The special categories are sponsored by different organisations and institutions from across Australia. National winners of the NHC get to visit some of these organisations as part of the National prize – a trip to Australia’s National Capital, Canberra.

*Please remember that you still need to incorporate the theme “Turning Points” in your Special Category entry.

For more information about Special Categories and the entry requirements click on the links below. .


Australian Wartime Experiences The Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Have a Voice in Our Democracy   The Museum of Australian Democracy
Power People The National Portrait Gallery
Indigenous History The History Teachers’ Association of Australia
Women’s History The National Foundation for Australian Women
Using Primary Sources from the National Archives The National Archives of Australia
Asia and Australia   Asia Education Foundation
Museum Exhibit The National Museum of Australia
History of Sport  The History Teachers’ Association of Australia