Publications

Control: Stories of Australian peacekeeping and humanitarian operations

This publication is the ninth volume in the Century of Service series aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students fo, for classroom or project use.

Control: Stories of Australian peacekeeping and humanitarian operations
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Ode of Remembrance: Wartime Snapshots No.26

This wartime snapshot provides information and educational activities on the Ode of Remembrance

Wartime snapshot No.26: Ode of Remembrance
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Remembrance Day Poster 2019 (landscape format - printable version)
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Remembrance Day Poster 2019 - (portrait format - printable version)
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Candour: Stories in the words of those who served 1914-18

Candour: Stories in the words of those who served 1914-18

Candour: Stories in the words of those who served 1914-18 is the eighth book in the Century of Service series.

Candour: Stories in the words of those who served 1914—18
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Curiosity—Stories of those who report during wartime

Curiosity: Stories of those who report during wartime is the seventh book in the Century of Service series. This publication contains stories of journalists, artists and photographers who reported on various wartime conflicts. Their stories tell of the challenges they faced and the risks they took to obtain the best story, find the best angle for a photo, or paint the most realistic depiction of a scene.

Curiosity—Stories of those who report during wartime
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Comradeship - Stories of friendship and recreation in wartime cover

Century of Service series

Comradeship—Stories of friendship and recreation in wartime

Millions of Australians have been affected by war. Many servicemen and servicewomen have faced extraordinary dangers, while their loved ones waiting at home suffered months and even years of uncertainty.

Comradeship—Stories of friendship and recreation in wartime
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A Sea King helicopter lifts an army Land Rover over impassable terrain in the Solomon Islands

World Wide Effort: Australia's Peacekeepers

There has not been a year since 1947 when Australian peacekeepers were not in the field, yet this aspect of our country’s military history is often overshadowed by Australia’s fascination with its wartime past.

Memories & Memorabilia recognising and preserving Australia's war heritage extended edition cover

Australia's war heritage

Memories and Memorabilia

As each year passes, there are fewer and fewer Australians who personally experienced war, with all its horror and loss, but also with its sense of camaraderie and achievement. With them will go their memories and understanding of the way conflict has affected our families and local communities.

Memories and memorabilia booklet
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Decision - Stories of Leadership in the Services 2017

Century of Service series

Decision—Stories of Leadership in the Services

We all make decisions every day – they shape the lives we lead. In times of war, decision-making can take on a greatersignificance. Many Australians over the past century of service have demonstrated leadership with the decisions they have made.

Decision—Stories of Leadership in the Services
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A bitter fate - Australians in Malaya & Singapore - December 1941 - February 1942 cover

A Bitter Fate—Australians In Malaya & Singapore

In December 1941 Japanese forces landed at Malaya and began a rapid advance southwards towards Singapore. Australians were among the Allied forces fighting to halt the advance.

A Bitter Fate—Australians in Malaya & Singapore—Education Activities
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A Bitter Fate—Australians in Malaya & Singapore
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Resource - Stories of innovation in wartime cover

Century of Service series

Resource—Stories of innovation in wartime

Resource—Stories of innovation in wartime
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Ancestry - Stories of multicultural Anzacs

Century of Service series

Ancestry—Stories of multicultural Anzacs

This commemorative publication is the third book in the Century of Service series and is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary school students.

Ancestry—Stories of multicultural Anzacs
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Cultural diversity in the Australian Imperial Force
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Audacity - Stories of heroic Australians in wartime

Century of Service series

Audacity—Stories of heroic Australians in wartime

This educational publication is the second book in the Century of Service series and is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schools students.

It explores some of the extraordinary stories of bravery and courage of men and women in Australian wartime history.

Audacity—Stories of heroic Australians in wartime
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Devotion - Stories of wartime nurses

Century of Service series

Devotion—Stories of Australia's Wartime Nurses

This education resource is the first book in the Century of Service series and is aimed at primary and lower secondary schools students.

It explores the contribution and courage of Australian nurses in conflicts and peacekeeping operations from the Boer War to the present.

Devotion—Stories of Australia's Wartime Nurses
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Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria

Australians in World War II series

North Africa and Syria

The North Africa and Syria Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria.

Teachers using these materials are encouraged to select specific activities, parts of activities or the broad selection of primary and secondary materials within this learning resource to suit their own purposes.

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria—Education Activities
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Greece and Crete cover

Australians in World War II series

Greece and Crete

The Greece and Crete Educational Activities booklet complements the Australians in WWII: Greece and Crete publication.

It contains a range of classroom activities for secondary school students designed to encourage engagement with the text and the rich range of historical sources incorporated in the publication.

The resource focuses on five different themes: The Greece and Crete campaign, Leadership, Courage, Retreat and Defeat, and The Legacy of War.

Australians in World War II: Greece and Crete—Education Activities
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Bomber Command - Australians in World War two

Australians in World War II series

Bomber Command

The Bomber Command Educational Activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War II: Bomber Command.

Teachers using these materials are encouraged to select specific activities, parts of activities or the broad selection of primary and secondary materials within this learning resource to suit their own purposes.

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command—Education Activities
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Australians in World War I: Home Front cover

Australians in World War I series

Home Front

This resource is aimed at secondary school students and contains over 20 pages of activities.

The online materials draw on the rich collection of photos and the brief history provided in the Australians in World War I: Home Front commemorative publication, which was printed in early 2012 and is the fifth and final book in the series.

Australians in World War I: Home Front—Education Activities
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Australians in World War I: Royal Australian Navy - cover

Australians in World War I series

Royal Australian Navy

This publication contains a brief history of the Royal Australian Navy RAN) in the First World War. It is accompanied by more than 100 images showing the personnel and vessels of the RAN as they served on operations around the world.

Australians in World War I: Royal Australian Navy Education Activies
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Australians in World War I: Australian Flying Corps

Australians in World War I series

Australian Flying Corps

The Australian Flying Corps Educational Activities booklet is aimed towards secondary students. It is designed to complement the Australian Flying Corps publication which provides a brief history of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), in particular their involvement during World War I.

The publication includes more than 100 images and photographs that captures the history of the forerunner to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Australians in World War I: Australian Flying Corps—Education Activities
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Australians in World War One - Gallipoli

Australians in World War I series

Gallipoli

The Gallipoli Educational Activities booklet features a brief introductory activity called 'Getting Started', followed by seven separate activities designed to encourage student interaction with the rich range of historical sources in the Australians in World War I: Gallipoli commemorative publication.

Some activities utilise the videos and interviews on the Gallipoli iBook, which you can download for free to your iPad.

Australians in World War I: Gallipoli—Education Activities
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Australian Light Horse

Australians in World War I series

Australian Light Horse—Palestine 1916–1918

The Australian Light Horse—Palestine 1916–1918 activities booklet features a selection of inquiry-based activities to encourage student exploration of the commemorative publication Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse—Palestine 1916–1918.

Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse—Palestine 1916–1918—Education Activities
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1916 - Fromelles and the Somme

Australians on the Western Front series

1916—Fromelles and the Somme

Fromelles and the Somme
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Education Activity: Australians on the Western Front
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1917 Bapaume and Bullecourt - Austrlians on the Western Front

Australians on the Western Front series

1917—Bapaume and Bullecourt

1917—Bapaume and Bullecourt
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Education Activity: Australians on the Western Front
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1917 - Ypres - Australians on the Western Front

Australians on the Western Front series

1917—Ypres

1917—Ypres
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Education Activity: Australians on the Western Front
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1918 - Villers-Bretonneux to Le Hamel - Australians on the Western Front

Australians on the Western Front series

1918—Villers-Bretonneux to Le Hamel

1918—Villers-Bretonneux to Le Hamel
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Education Activity: Australians on the Western Front
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1918 - Amiens to Hindenburg Line - Australians on the Western Front

Australians on the Western Front series

1918—Amiens to Hindenburg Line

1918—Amiens to Hindenburg Line
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Education Activity: Australians on the Western Front
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Valuing our veterans - gathering Australia's war memories

DVA Education Resource

Valuing our veterans

Since World War I it has been widely recognised that Australia's war experiences have played a key role in our evolving sense of national identity.

During the 1920s this feeling was given public expression through the ceremonies and other events of Anzac Day and Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day).

The vessel Krait

Operation Jaywick

Operation Jaywick was a raid on shipping in Japanese-occupied Singapore harbour between September and October 1943. The raid was carried out by members of Special Operations Australia (SOA) from Z Special Unit.

Work, save, fight and so avenge our nurses

The sinking of the Centaur

On 14 May 1943, the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was sunk by a Japanese submarine. Of the 332 persons on board only 64 survived.

Browse the following presentation to find out more about this moment in Australia's wartime history.

North Beach - Gallipoli 1915, commemorating ANZAC. Australia's Centenary of Federation

North Beach Gallipoli 1915

Laden, Fevered, Starved: The POWs of Sandakan, North Borneo, 1945

Laden, Fevered, Starved—the POWs of Sandakan, North Borneo, 1945