Learning resources

We are proud to be associated with the following organisations who have developed numerous relevant and historically robust resources, linked to the NSW syllabus for the Australian curriculum to support teachers in the classroom.

NSW Department of Education

The Anzac Memorial's Learning Team is working in partnership with the NSW Department of Education to produce online resources for teachers to support classroom teaching. Click on each link to be taken to the organisation's web pages.

Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

DVA has developed an extensive collection of educational resources for teachers and students for the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, as well as conflicts and campaigns with great significance to Australia.

The Australian War Memorial

Online resources and activities that bring the incredible sources and stories of the Australian War Memorial's collection into your classroom.

State Library of NSW

The State Library holds one of the best collections of resources on the Great War. Discover digitised diaries and letters written by Australian men and women who served in the First World War, as well as maps, newspapers, posters, artworks and photographs.

NSW State Archives and Records

State Archives manages and provides access to State records dating back to 1788. As part of NSW's Centenary of Anzac commemortive program they have developed a research guide to help identify research pathways for tracing the stories of NSW soldiers and nurses, as well as highlighting a number of resources that provide background information to life on the home front during the First World War.  State Records has also launched a website NSW Anzac Centenary - Records of NSW and World War I to highlight some of the items in their collection based on the themes of service, remembrance and the home front

NSW Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA)

OVA manages state programs commemorating and assisting veterans in collaboration with all NSW government agencies, the Commonwealth and community stakeholders. OVA also administers the Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS). PAMS  enables high school students to further their education by touring to some of Australia’s most significant international historical sites. The teachers that are selected to accompany the students play a vital role in supporting and encouraging the scholars' learning. They are also tasked with sharing what they learn on the tour with professional peers in NSW schools.

 

 

On this day

On this day
11 December

1899— 29 NSW LANCERS were part of a British force which suffered a heavy defeat at the hand of the BOERS at MAGERSFONTEIN, South Africa

1918—  HMAS BRISBANE arrived in Sevastopol, Russia, in support of White Russian forces fighting against revolutionary Bolshevik forces

1952— Operation FAUNA began in Korea. This action was planned to take prisoners to find out more about recently arrived Chinese troops and to destroy enemy trenches. It was 1RAR’s last action of the Korean War

1969— HMAS JEPARIT was commissioned into the RAN to transport stores and equipment to Vietnam. The bulk carrier had been the subject of ongoing union action since August 1966.