Secondary schools

Stage 5: Year 9 & 10

20 LIVES THROUGH 20 OBJECTS

How do 20 seemingly innocuous objects reveal the intimate and personal experiences of our servicemen and women in the First World War? In this hands-on, practical workshop, students have the opportunity to learn more about the Great War through the lives of 20 extraordinary people whose stories are interwoven into the exhibition and content collection at the Anzac Memorial. Each student is invited to source evidence that not only reveals details about the journey of their given Anzac, but also what this meant more broadly for Australians at War – both on the front line and back home. The workshop culminates in a Star Ceremony, where people the students have researched are commemorated in a special service unique to the Anzac Memorial.

Curriculum links: Depth Study 3: Australians at War: World War I (1914–18) | Key inquiry question: What was the significance of World War I? How did new ideas and technological developments contribute to change in this period? | Content: Overview of the causes of the war; the scope and nature of warfare; significant events and the experiences of Australians at war; impact of the wars on Australia; significance of the war to Australia; commemorations and the nature of the Anzac legend. | Outcomes: HT5–1, HT5–5, HT5–7, HT5–9, HT5–10 | Duration: 2 hours | Times: 9.30–11.30am; 12.30–2.30pm | Cost: $160 (up to 20 students); $320 (up to 40 students)

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Stage 5: Year 9 & 10

ANZAC WAR HORSES

In this inspiring and moving seminar, we explore the role of the Australian Light Horse, to learn more about our First World War history through the unbreakable bond between man and horse. 

Discover our compelling Australian war horse story – the battles fought, won and lost that helped forge our national identity and give birth to a legend. The seminar includes a live theatrical performance of Loyal Creatures, written by Morris Gleitzman, which describes the remarkable journey of one Light Horse Trooper and his beloved horse, Daisy. 

Students also take part in a guided discovery tour of the Anzac Memorial and our new museum and exhibition spaces.

Curriculum links: Depth Study 3: Australians at War: World War I (1914–18) | Key inquiry question: What was the significance of World War I? How did new ideas and technological developments contribute to change in this period? | Content: Overview of the causes of the war; the scope and nature of warfare; significant events and the experiences of Australians at war; impact of the wars on Australia; significance of the war to Australia; commemorations and the nature of the Anzac legend. | Outcomes: HT5–1, HT5–5, HT5–7, HT5–9, HT5–10 | Duration: 2 hours | Times: 9.30–11.30am; 12.30–2.30pm | Cost: $10 per student for larger groups of 40-120 students

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On this day

On this day
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait