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Australia at war

Find information about Australia's involvement in war and conflict.

Australia and the Vietnam War

Provides resources on Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. It was the longest twentieth century conflict in which Australians have participated, lasting from 1962 to 1972 and involved some 60,000 personnel.

Board of Studies NSW

Australia's involvement in the Korean War

Provides resources on Australia's involvement in the Korean War. Covers the major developments of the war, the war in the air and at sea, the role of Australian nurses and has special features such as animated maps of the key battles of the war (the Battle of Kapyong and the Battle of Han River).

Board of Studies NSW

Australia's War 1939-1945

Educational site containing text, documents, graphics, video and audio about Australians in World War 2. Includes battles and campaigns such as the fall of Singapore, Tobruk, Kokoda, POWs and the homefront.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Australia-Japan Research Project

Provides a resource for historians and others interested in the Australia-Japan relationship, especially in war, from 1901 to 1957.

Australian War Memorial

Australian involvement in South-East Asian Conflicts

Covers the Malayan Emergency (1948–60) and the Indonesian Confrontation (1963–66) which represent significant turning points in both Australian military history and the history of Australia’s international relations.

Board of Studies NSW

Australian War Memorial

Commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, through its ceremonial areas, exhibitions and extensive research collections.

Australian War Memorial

Australians at war

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Short chapters provide an overview of Australian military history from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our peacekeeping roles under United Nations auspices and the First and Second Gulf Wars.

Australian War Memorial

Australians at War

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Through animated documentaries, video, audio and activities, it tells the story of some of the greatest events in our history, as seen through the eyes of the men and women who were there.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Australians on the Western Front 1914–1918

Take the remembrance trail through the battlefields in France and Belgium, including the Somme. Provides resources on Australia's participation on the Western Front.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Commemoration: Australia's Wartime Heritage

Provides a consolidated search across all Department of Veterans' Affairs educational websites and a list of the sites.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Discovering Anzacs

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Explore government records about Australians and New Zealanders who contributed to the war effort during World War I and the Boer War.

National Archives of Australia

Gallipoli and the Anzacs

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Learn more about the Gallipoli campaign, visit Gallipoli and the Anzac Commemorative Site, and find research and educational resources for teachers and students.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Menzies' 1941 Diary

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Extracts from Menzies’ diary of his trip to London in 1941, a candid record of decision-making in foreign and military policy. Throughout the trip Menzies also filmed his experiences.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Records of defence administration, the forces, service personnel and more

Provides Archives' holdings of defence-related records. Complements the Australian War Memorial which holds most of the operational records of war.

National Archives of Australia

Royal Australian Air Force – History

Provides a brief history of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Department of Defence

Royal Australian Navy – History

Provides histories of people, ships, submarines, naval aircraft and naval bases. Also reference material, videos and much more about the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

Department of Defence

The Kokoda Track

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Presents the major events of the Kokoda campaign and describes the people, history and topography involved in a defining moment in Australian history. It includes animated maps of key battles and video interviews with Australian Kokoda veterans.

Board of Studies NSW

The Thai–Burma Railway and Hellfire Pass

Provides resources on the experience of over 22,000 Australians captured by the Japanese. Though not all worked on the Thai–Burma railway, Hellfire Pass now represents the wider POW experience.

Board of Studies NSW

Wars, conflicts and peace operations – teachers resources

Links to books and online resources published by the Department. Resources are designed for primary and secondary schools.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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