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Military history

Anzac Day – teaching and learning about Anzac Day

Provides a range of information about Australia's involvement in world wars, travel to historic military sites and educational resources. Helps teachers and students in preparing for the observance of Anzac Day.

Board of Studies NSW

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

Australian Army – Our history

The Australian Army has a rich and varied history spanning over 100 years. Explore this history through words, text and images.

Department of Defence

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

Australians at war

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

Through animated documentaries, video, audio and activities, 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. The site was designed to complement the Australians at War TV series. 

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

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

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

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