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.

The Cultural Kilometre

The Anzac Memorial has partnered with the other eight cultural institutions sited along Sydney's "Beaux-Arts" axis that stretches from the harbour along Macquarie Street and Hyde Park to create the Culture Kilometre. Partners within the cultural precinct are sharing resources to create opportunities for connected curriculum based learning opportunities and a vibrant educational experience for students and teachers alike, celebrating and recognising the diversity and strengths of our institutions in the one area.

 

 

 

On this day

On this day
16 February

1942— BANKA ISLAND MASSACRE. Following the sinking of the SS Vyner Brook, many of the survivors, including 22 Australian nurses, reached the shore of Banka Island. Realising that their position was desperate, an officer from the ship set out with most of the women and children to surrender the group to the Japanese. The officer returned with 20 Japanese soldiers who ordered all the men capable of walking to move to hidden part of the beach and killed them. They then returned to the beach and ordered the 22 nurses and 1 British civilian woman to walk into the water. They were machine-gunned in the back. All the immobile survivors were then killed. Sister Vivian Bullwinkle pretended to be dead and was the only survivor