Classroom Units

  • Jaywick and Rimau raids
    Using evidence to explore two Z Force raids - Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau - in World War 2.
  • Aust and Timor WW2
    Using evidence to explore the Australian experience of war in Timor during World War 2.
  • Sandakan Death March
    Using evidence to explore this infamous death march of POWs during World War 2.
  • Peacekeeping ET
    Using evidence to explore Australia's East Timor connections in World War 2 and today.
  • Sinking of the Centaur
    Was the Australian hospital ship Centaur, sunk by a Japanese submarine near Brisbane,
                         a legitimate war target? Using evidence to decide.
  • Coral Sea
    What was the Battle of Coral Sea? Did it save Australia from Japanese invasion?
                        Using evidence to decide.
  • Weary Dunlop
    Using evidence to explore the experience of Weary Dunlop as a POW of the Japanese in World War 2.
  • Charles Hucker
    Using evidence to explore the life and death of an Australian airman in World War 2.

Student Resources

  • War in Asia and Pacific
    Outline of the war in New Guinea and the Pacific.
  • Sanananda
    An outline of the conflict at Sanananda in New Guinea in World War 2.
  • 1943
    The story behind two memorials at Garden Island, Perth.
  • Pigeons
    The story of messenger pigeons in New Guinea during World War 2.
  • Bangka
    The story of the massacre of Australian nurses by Japanese in World War 2, and the survival of one of
                        them, Sr Vivien Bullwinkel.
  • Kokoda
    The story of the Kokoda Track.
  • Coral Sea
    The story of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
  • Kenna
    The story of Australia's last surviving VC from World War 2.
  • Timor
    The story of Australian involvement in Timor in World War 2.
  • Coral Sea
    An outline of the Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Island defenders
    The story of the Torres Strait Islander troops.
  • Milne Bay
    The story of the victory at Milne Bay.
  • Jumping
    The story of a group of Australian 'paragunners' in New Guinea.
  • The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels
    Acknowledging the role of New Guinea bearers in World War 2.
  • Interview Guide
    Practical suggestions for interviewing people about their war-related experience.
  • Map - NG/SWPacific
    Map of where Australians fought in the Asian, Pacific and New Guinea area.


  • 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.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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