Mailout for VP Day 2020
Saturday 15 August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) and the end of the Second World War. VP Day is commemorated each year in Australia and around the world. To commemorate this anniversary, we have sent these resources to schools, ex-service organisations, and community organisations across Australia. We encourage you to explore our content too. You can display the posters proudly as a commitment to commemorating our service personnel.
2020 Victory in the Pacific Day posters
We have created 4 posters to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. They honour the dedication and service of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in various roles during the war and the contributions of Australians on the home front.
- Home Front: VP Day 2020 Poster
- Royal Australian Navy: VP Day 2020 Poster
- Australian Army: VP Day 2020 Poster
- Royal Australian Air Force: VP Day 2020 Poster
Wartime Snapshot for poster
Designed to support the Home Front poster for VP Day 2020, this essay features Prime Minister Chifley's declaration of peace and describes the first VP Day celebrations. It includes learning activities to support students and links to further resources.
Stories of Service video series
This series presents the experiences of six Australians during World War II. The videos support the Australian Curriculum: History. Suitable for a range of ages and audiences.
- Damien Parer: Stories of Service
- Edward 'Weary' Dunlop: Stories of Service
- Ellen Savage: Stories of Service
- Nancy Wake: Stories of Service
- Reginald Saunders: Stories of Service
- Walter Gordon Wallace: Stories of Service
Shifting Tides book
This resource provides teachers and students with an overview of Australia's involvement in the war in the Pacific. It includes student inquiry questions to extend learning through independent research and investigation of topics.
History in Focus cards
New additions to our History in Focus series, these cards provide teachers with information in a concise format to display and encourage classroom discussion.
Where Australians are at rest
The Office of Australian War Graves cares for more than 19,000 Australian and Commonwealth war dead in cemeteries throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea. Find out where and why these graves are cared for and access information about those at rest.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or comments, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also reach us at this postal address:
Community Engagement Section
Department of Veterans' Affairs
GPO Box 9998
Brisbane Qld 4001