Bronwyn Cook

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Bronwyn Cook joined the History Council of Victoria in November 2018, representing the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV).

Bronwyn is a secondary school teacher of History at Dandenong High School, and a director on the HTAV board. She has taught History for the past fifteen years in communities experiencing many socio-economic and literacy challenges. She is strongly committed to government school education, and especially supportive of strong History programs for those who experience social disadvantage. She believes that all students are entitled to, and equally capable of, high-quality History education outcomes even if there may be resource and other challenges in their lives. Caring, competent and passionate teachers are the key.

Bronwyn is passionate about History as a teacher and a learner. She holds a Masters in Education: Studies of Asia as well as a Graduate Certificate of Research. She is currently undertaking doctoral research on 'Shifting Depictions of the Vietnam War in Victorian Government Education Policies, Curriculum and Textbooks, 1975- 2005'.


The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.

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Our calendar lists all upcoming public events arranged by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events in Victoria, Australia, that are added by our Friends and Members.

If you are organising an event that relates to History, we encourage you to publicise it on our website.

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As the peak body for history in Victoria, the History Council makes submissions on current issues. In doing this, the HCV Board is guided by its Advocacy Policy and by the Value of History, a statement developed co-operatively by the HCV and the History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

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Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).





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