One Bunbury student has been selected to represent Western Australia for a special commemorative tour for the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student Hannah Peterson was recently selected to be one of 10 students from across the State from Years 8 to 11 to travel to Albany and Darwin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the bombing and 105 years of the Anzac legacy. To apply for the tour, Hannah submitted a creative essay about growing up in a family affected by war, which impressed the judges. “I wrote a short story, told from the perspective of a young girl growing up in the Second World War, with a family who has an immense love for Australia,” she said. “I was inspired to learn more about the history of Darwin and to just learn more as a whole about how the war had affected Australia.” The Year 9 student said she was ecstatic when she found out that she had been chosen. “I had prepared myself for the worst and to be selected was just amazing,” she said. “I am most looking forward to learning more about my family’s history and the Darwin bombing.” Hannah will attend the 10-day tour in April next year alongside nine other WA school students. The tour will visit important historical sites including the National Anzac Centre, World War II Oil Storage Tunnels and the Darwin Aviation Museum before attending Anzac Day commemorations in Darwin.