The latest news from The Anzac Portal

This year’s Anzac Day poster commemorates the centenary of the final campaigns of the First World War. The Battle of Hamel and the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux are explored in the accompanying Wartime Snapshot #23. This resource includes background information and primary and secondary resources on these significant turning points. Both resources engage students with a range of context related activities.

The 2016 DVA publication Here they come: A day to remember is now an animation! This short film is an engaging way for a new generation to learn about commemoration. The resource complements the learning activities produced with the original book, as well as the Australian Curriculum.
A new inquiry based resource for senior secondary students is now available on The Anzac Portal! Coming Home: An investigation of the Armistice and Repatriation explores the impact of war on those who served and those who welcomed them home. This resource aligns to the Australian Curriculum.
If you would like more information, or to receive any of the referenced resources in hard copy, please email
Amid dangers known and unknown, war correspondents report what they see and hear. Those words and images live beyond the moment and become part of the history of Australia. Their stories are told in Curiosity: Stories of those who report during wartime. This publication is on its way to all Australian schools, and is also available for download.
Why not enter your class or school into the annual Anzac Day Schools’ Awards? Winners and runners-up receive prize money, plaques and certificates while engaging with commemoration. Take a look at last year's winners and apply online. (Closes 25 May)

Anzac Day is fast approaching. Are you interested in conducting a commemorative event for your school or community? The Anzac Portal has all the information you need to run your own commemorative event. The site features a draft order of service, commemorative posters and sample speeches.

Does this bell belong to Simpson's donkey? In the Services Club of the town of Moama, New South Wales, a small brass bell sits on a red cushion. Rumour has it that this bell was once used to alert those lying wounded at Gallipoli to the approach of Simpson and his donkey. More 'Great War Memories' like this one are available on The Anzac Portal.
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