The Thai-Burma Railway and Hellfire Pass (website)
Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Websites
Over 22 000 Australians were captured by the Japanese when they conquered South East Asia in early 1942. More than a third of these men and women died in captivity. This was about 20 per cent of all Australian deaths in World War II. The shock and scale of these losses affected families and communities across the nation of only 7 million people.
This website focuses on Hellfire Pass (Konyu Cutting), the deepest and most dramatic of the many cuttings along the Thai–Burma railway.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going), Education Resource
This education resource is the first book in the Century of Service series and is aimed at primary and lower secondary schools students.
It explores the contribution and courage of Australian nurses in conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War to the present.
Copies of this publication will be sent to all target groups. This publication will also be made available to other stakeholder groups and will be available for sale from the Australian War Memorial and the Shrine of Remembrance.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Second World War (1939 – 1945), Korean War (1950 – 1953), Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Afghanistan War (2001 – On going), Peacekeeping Operations (1947 – On going), Education Resource
This educational resource has been developed for primary and secondary schools in collaboration with the Shrine of Remembrance. Two versions of this education resource have been developed to target primary and secondary schools.
These resources acknowledge the service and sacrifice of Indigenous men and women from the First World War to the present and provide a social and political context of their service in the light of past racial discrimination.
These publications will be welcomed as a learning resource in all Australian classrooms, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. The writers have drawn on well-known and well-documented stories from across the nation.
Tags: Primary, Secondary, First World War (1914 – 1918), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
This publication contains a brief history of the Royal Australian Navy RAN) in the First World War. It is accompanied by more than 100 images showing the personnel and vessels of the RAN as they served on operations around the world.
Later we turned again and engaged her on the other broadside. By now her three funnels and her foremast had been shot away and she was on fire aft. We...
Kokoda: Exploring the Second World War campaign in Papua New Guinea
Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Education Resource
This resource has been developed to mark the 70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign. The book contains 12 units of teaching and learning activities for secondary school students. Through this resource, students can learn about the significance and strategic importance of Kokoda, fighting and living conditions, casualties, personal experiences of Australian and Japanese soldiers, General Blamey’s ‘Rabbit Speech’ and modern day pilgrimages to the site. The book includes a DVD, CD ROM and posters providing additional background information and learning activities.
Contents of Resource
Using the publication in the classroom, pp. 3-4
Recommended publications for teachers, pp. 5
Glossary of terminology, pp. 6-8
Unit 1: About the Kokoda Track: 1942 and Today, pp. 9-18
Unit 2: The War in Papua: The Strategic Context, pp. 19-26
Unit 3: Four Peoples at War, pp. 27-40
Unit 4: Jungle Warfare, pp. 41-48
Unit 5: A Fighting Retreat, pp. 49-58
Unit 6: Into the Mountains, pp. 59-68
Unit 7: Milne Bay, pp. 69-78
Unit 8: The Tide Turns, pp. 79-90
Unit 9: The Japanese Besieged–The Battle of the Beachheads: Buna, Gona, Sanananda, pp. 91-98
Unit 10: Casualties, pp. 99-108
Unit 11: Kokoda Veterans’ Accounts, pp. 109-116
Unit 12: Commemoration and the Modern Pilgrimage, pp. 117-125
Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria
Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet
The North Africa and Syria Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria.
Teachers using these materials are encouraged to select specific activities, parts of activities or the broad selection of primary and secondary materials within this learning resource to suit their own purposes.
Chapter 1: North Africa and Syria 1940–1942
At 5.30 am on 3 January 1941, the first major attack by an Australian division in World War II was launched at Bardia in Italian Libya. In three days ...
Tags: Secondary, Vietnam War (1962 – 1975), Websites
The Vietnam War was the longest major conflict in which Australians have been involved; it lasted ten years, from 1962 to 1972, and involved some 60,000 personnel. A limited initial commitment of just 30 military advisers grew to include a battalion in 1965 and finally, in 1966, a task force. Each of the three services was involved, but the dominant role was played by the Army.