Category Archives: Australia

Abroad WW1

Access the State Library of Victoria’s online Ergo research resource on events abroad during WW1. Australians earned a ferocious reputation as troops in the First World War. They also earned a reputation as larrikins that paid little attention to military traditions like the observation of rank. Topics include: Gallipoli Actions in France Life in the trenches Morale and relaxation Letters

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Home WW1

Access the State Library of Victoria’s online Ergo research resource on the home front during WW1. Australian men rushed to enlist while loved ones tried to support them any way they could. Soldiers prepared for the new style trench warfare while mothers, daughters and wives at home supported them by sending woollen clothing, care-packages and encouraging words. (http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/australia-wwi/home-wwi) Topics include:

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Dig – The Burke & Wills Research Gateway

From Melbourne, Burke and Wills set out into terra incognita – the unknown land.  Discover an extensive range of resources and stories created by the State Library of Victoria from Burke and Wills expeditions. Dig Resources include: Original documents Artefacts Natural history specimens Images Geocaches Contact information for expedition historian David Phoenix. http://burkeandwills.slv.vic.gov.au/

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Reconciliation Resources

National Reconciliation Week Resources – ABC Education Videos, articles, games, digibooks and more in relation to National Reconciliation Week.   Search for one of the first Aboriginal soldiers to die on Western Front It was the eleventh hour in a journey to find her great uncle’s resting place when artist Julie Hutchings had a major breakthrough.   Premier honours Anzac

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iBook: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

This free iBook, published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (2003)  commemorates, acknowledges and tells the story of the Indigenous men and women who served for Australia through interactive touch photo galleries and movies. (https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/indigenous-australians-at/id721435276?mt=11) It is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

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