Get students thinking about moments in our history

Our Great Debates lesson plans lead students to investigate how different wars have affected Australians. This lesson focuses on the different attitudes of notable Australians toward compulsory military conscription during World War I.

Conscription: Great Debates book cover

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Veterans' stories: their words

We gather stories of ordinary Australians who've had extraordinary experiences serving in wars, conflicts and peace operations all over the world.

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Tony Ey: Stories of Service

Tony's job as a clearance diver in South Vietnam was vital but dangerous. His team's main role was to protect shipping from underwater mines.

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