For Schools

Photograph-of-school-children-looking-at-a-flagStudents and teachers interested in the history of Australia's involvement in war have a number of websites that they can use to increase their understanding of this aspect of the nation's history.

The Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs maintains Commemoration: Australia's Wartime Heritage which is an excellent source of information about Australia's involvement in overseas conflicts, from the First World War to the Vietnam War.

Teaching Gallipoli is an informative website suitable for students and teachers about the Gallipoli campaign.

The Australians at War website is designed to complement the ABC documentary of the same name and contains a variety of educational resources. It also has stories from Australians who served in wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.

Australian Women in War lists Australian women and women's organisations who participated and assisted in the Boer War, World Wars and subsequent conflicts, with links to biographical, bibliographical and archival information about a selection of them.

The National Archives of Australia website Mapping our Anzacs was created to browse the 375,971 records of service in the Australian Army during World War I according to the person's place of birth or enlistment.

The State Library of Victoria's Victorians at War website shares the experiences of 20 Victorian veterans through interviews.

The Shrine of Remembrance website provides information about the Shrine's current exhibitions and education program for schools.

The New Zealand ANZAC Day website offers a New Zealand perspective on ANZAC Day, including New Zealand memorials, biographies and photos.

Culture Victoria tells the stories of Victorians through objects, documents and digital material held in Victoria's cultural institutions. This rich and engaging website has some material relating to Australia's war history.

The State Library of Victoria ERGO Student Website has great tips on research and writing which can be applied to the study of History.

The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is a unique resource for students and teachers. It is dedicated to the preserving and displaying of photographs, memorabilia, vehicles and aircraft that accurately detail the history of Australian involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.

The Power of Stories is a teachers' resource kit which features the digital stories of Victorian veterans and enables teachers and students to reflect on the power of storytelling.

Victorian Unit Histories

GRINTON-resizedOver 110,000 Victorians enlisted to serve in World War I. They served across all Australian military units: air force, artillery, cavalry, infantry, naval, transport and services (medical, military police and specialist corps).

Between 1914 and 1918 around 30 units were raised in Victoria to serve overseas. DPC in partnership with the State Library of Victoria has digitised the histories of these Victorian units.

A complete list of all military units of the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) can be found on the Australian War Memorial website.




Last updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2018