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    The Woolcock Challenge Cup

    ​​​The Woolcock Challenge Cup, one of the most significant items on display in the War Memorial Library, was presented in memory of Old Boys who died in the Great War. The rim of the goblet is inscribed: ‘These gallant striplings, dead beside their trust, are safely folded in the heart of hearts’. The cup was first presented to Henry Austin Standish (BGS 1921-1924) in 1922 by Old Boy Justice John Laskey Woolcock (BGS 1875-1880), Chairman of Trustees. The cup has been awarded annually for an English essay or poem about Australia’s role in war or in the pursuit of peace.​