← Studies of Hope - "Soldiers of Hope"
In Modern History, our final study for the year has assessed the pragmatic and principled role of Australia in former East Timor, now Timor Leste. Guest speaker, Mr Les Bowman, shared his experiences of East Timor and showed how an individual and a team can bring hope to the nations. Mr Bowman served with UNTAET in East Timor and later served with Australian forces in Afghanistan. This eyewitness perspective provided students invaluable historical insight. Thanks also to Caitlyn for sharing her perspective on her father's service and role. We thank Mr Bowman for his commitment to BCC, his excellent presentation and his inspirational example. Mrs Lynne Howkins