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Resources on 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 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

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

Gallipoli and the Anzacs

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

National Centre for History Education

Provides information and resources which have been developed for teachers involved in the teaching of history in primary and secondary schools across Australia. The National Centre is part of The National History Project.

Department of Education and Training

The Australians at War Film Archive

Contains the transcripts of interviews with representative veterans from all conflicts dating back to World War I.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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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