Here is a selection of just some of the photos from the Leichhardt Poster competition at Oktoberfest for Teens. If you recognise your work here, then: "Gratuliert!"
Oktoberfest Brisbane co-organiser Louise Möller said, "There were some absolutely brilliant entries - for instance, the one that looks like a satchel was made of real leather and the logbook inside contained detailed accounts of what he would have experienced over the journey."
Louise said that they plan to extend this poster competition to the 2014 Oktoberfest for Teens (with other Leichhardt themes in the 170th anniversary year of the start of his great overland journey across northern Australia).
"We received much good feedback from teachers," Louise added, "in that they were able to combine the language module with history module (for Primary schools) and thus spend more time on both topics. This was terrific to hear, and really shows that a key part of our history - both Australian and German - remains relevant and fascinating to students today."
The broad theme of the poster competition was: "Leichhardt: hero, villain or victim?" On this page you will see a small selection of portrait-format images from the poster display. On the next page is a larger selection of landscape-format images. On both pages you can click on a small image to see a larger version.
Our thanks to Oktoberfest Brisbane for these pictures, and to all the students, teachers and schools - Collingwood Park State School, Gatton State School, John Paul College, Mt Sylvia State School, Mt Whitestone State School, Ormeau State School, Samford State School, Sandgate District State High School and Somerville House - which participated so enthusiastically in Bicentenary Year 2013.
We look forward to seeing more brilliant creative work in 2014!
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