DVA Education Resource

Australian Women in War

This educational resource provides teachers and students with self-contained classroom ready activities and teaching strategies to investigate the roles and experiences of Australian women during more than a century of wars, conflicts and peace operations.

It highlights the roles of wimen since 1899 in the services and their home front experiences. The resource includes an introductory DVD and a CD ROM with ten interactive classroom activities.

Complete Women in War publication
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Introduction for Teachers
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Unit 1—Australian Women in the Second South African Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902)
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Unit 2—Australian Women in World War I (1914–1918)
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Unit 3—Australian Women in World War II (1939–1945)
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Unit 4—Australian Women in British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) and the Korean War (1946–1953)
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Unit 5—Australian Women in the Vietnam War (1962–1973)
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Unit 6—Australian Women in the Australian Defence Force and in Peace Operations (1947–today)
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Unit 7—Australian Women and Commemoration
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