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Poster #12

Commemorating Australian prisoners of war on the Burma–Thailand Railway 2013

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Posters...

Commemorating Australian prisoners of war on the Burma–Thailand Railway

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Posters

Poster

 
Poster #13

Commemorating Australian forces in the Korean War 2013

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Korean War (1950 – 1953), Posters...

Commemorating Australian forces in the Korean War

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Korean War (1950 – 1953), Posters

Poster

 
Website

The Thai-Burma Railway and Hellfire Pass (website) 2013

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....

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.

Hellfire Pass

 
DVA Education Resource

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria 2012

Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity...

The North Africa and Syria Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative...

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 ...

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria Education Activities

 
DVA Education Resource

Kokoda: Exploring the Second World War campaign in Papua New Guinea 2012

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...

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

Kokoda Full Download

Pages 1 - 40

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Pages 41 - 90

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Pages 90 - 128

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Kokoda CD-ROM

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Poster Activities

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Poster A

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Poster B

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Poster B - List of Artefacts

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Kokoda Map 1942 - 1945

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DVA Education Resource

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command 2012

Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity...

The Bomber Command Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians...

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command

Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Commemorative Publication, Education Activity Booklet

The Bomber Command Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War II: Bomber Command.

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: Berlin, 2 December 1943: a spectacle of devastation

On 12 August 1942, Alf King, London correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald, stood on the tarmac of an AV Roe and Company (Avro) test aerodrome an...

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command Education Activities

 

Australia and the Vietnam War (website) 2012

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....

Australia and the Vietnam War (website)

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.

Vietnam War

 
Wartime Snapshot #9

70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin 2012

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Wartime Snapshot...

70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Wartime Snapshot

Snapshot

 

The Kokoda Track (website) 2012

Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Websites...

The Kokoda track region appears much as it did in 1942 when the Australian soldiers fought there. Along the track, trenches and rusted weapons can still be seen....

The Kokoda Track (website)

Tags: Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Websites

The Kokoda track region appears much as it did in 1942 when the Australian soldiers fought there. Along the track, trenches and rusted weapons can still be seen. There are almost none of the facilities a tourist might expect to find: no electricity, no shops, and each madly rushing stream is crossed by means of a simple log bridge. Following in the steps of the Australian soldiers remains a physically challenging task, to be attempted by only the fittest of bushwalkers amongst us.

Kokoda Track

 
Wartime Snapshot #10

70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign 2012

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Wartime Snapshot...

70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign

Tags: Primary, Secondary, Second World War (1939 – 1945), Wartime Snapshot

Snapshot

 

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