History students may skip Gallipoli

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HIGH school students would be able to avoid studying Gallipoli and the Anzacs under the draft Australian history curriculum prepared as a result of last year's history summit.

The draft for high school history, obtained by The Australian, also overlooks the achievements of the Hawke-Keating governments and the economic reforms of the past 25 years.

A four-member committee that includes controversial historian Geoffrey Blainey and social commentator Gerard Henderson will now review the curriculum for the federal Government, and develop a national Australian history curriculum for Years 9 and 10.

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