From the HSIE Faculty

Year 9 History students message the past

Recently our Year 9 History students have been researching inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The telegraph and Morse code was first used in 1844 and revolutionised long-distance communication by sending an electrical signal via wire laid between two stations.  Here, Year 9 History student Heath Baldwin uses a telegraph handpiece to tap out his name in Morse code.  This handpiece was used by Mr Coverdale’s grandfather, Russell King, who was the telegraphist at South Grafton Post Office during the 1950s and 1960s.

Mr Bryson Coverdale
History Teacher


Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship

Applications for a Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship are now open and will close on 28 March 2022.

Applications are open to Year 10 and Year 11 History students who are enrolled at a NSW high school.  Up to 20 scholarships are available in 2022.  The scholarship awards a place on a unique 2-week study tour accompanied by a military historian in the 2022 Spring school holidays (23 September 2022 to 7 October 2022).

What an amazing opportunity! Please click on this link for more details or speak with Mr Nethery or your History teacher.

Mr Tom Nethery
Leader of Learning – HSIE