My Baird clan genes came fully to attention as I swung down the aisle behind a kilted bagpiper at the Scots School in Bathurst a few years ago. I was the guest speaker and it was stirring stuff! So, my dormant William Wallace rose again, sword in hand, when I read the motto of 130-year-old Scots College Sydney, ‘Brave Hearts, Bold Minds!’ This expresses their commitment to making boys’ education adventurous. I love that idea.
I knew historian Dr Hugh Chilton had been using the stories I’d recorded as ‘Australia’s Invisible History’ in his role as Director of Research and Professional Learning at Scots. So, it was great to catch up with him at the recent Evangelical History Association conference in Parramatta. He’s the Vice-President of this group of researchers who are uncovering great Australian faith stories. Here Hugh gives a window into the way he sets these to work in his classroom.
Join The Outback Historian, Paul Roe, on an unforgettable journey into Australia's Past as he follows the footprints of the Master Storyteller and uncovers unknown treasures of the nation.