WW1-Western Front

Classroom Units

  • Albert Jacka
    Using evidence to investigate the life of an Australian hero.
  • Barney Hines
    Using documents from the file of Barney Hines, Australia's king of souvenir hunters in World War 1.
  • Women in ADF
    What is women's role in the services in the past, and the present? Should women be on the front line of combat? Use evidence to develop an informed viewpoint.
  • Finding 'Smithy'
    Using evidence to explore the legend and reality of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
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  • 4855 RH Simpson
    Using documents from a World War 1 soldier's official file to explore his life and experiences.
  • Alec Campbell
    Use evidence to create a biography of the last Australian Gallipoli veteran.

Student Resources

  • West
    An outline of the Australian experience of the Western Front during World War 1.
  • TOC H
    The story of the TOC H soldiers' club.
  • Warne
    The story of Pte Richard Warne, MM.
  • Casualty WW1
    Australian nurses in World War 1.
  • Map - Western Front
    Map of the Western Front at different key stages.
  • Maps - Western Front Detailed
    1930s maps showing details of locations on the Western Front.


  • Battle Casualties
    Can you show the knowledge and skills to move a wounded soldier from the battlefield to safety?
  • Infantryman
    Make decisions facing the infantry soldier during World War 1, and see if you could survive the war.
  • Where in the world?
    Students work out on a map where Australians have served in peace and war.

Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

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