Monday 15 September 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Friday 5 September 2014 by John Holloway. 5 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #12 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Wednesday 20 August 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News Primary source, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, First World War, ACDSEH021, ACDSEH096

How would you measure up?

With the outbreak of war in August 1914, Australia began an official recruiting effort to raise an army to send overseas. However, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), as it was named, would not take just anyone. It was intended to be a force of skilled, experienced soldiers, chosen from “the fittest, strongest, and most ardent in the land”.1

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Wednesday 6 August 2014 by Jayne Simpson. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, First World War Centenary, News Commemorative Crosses

Children writing messages on Commemorative Crosses

“Your spirit astounds us
Your bravery inspires us
Your courage awes us
Your sacrifice strengthens us...”

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Tuesday 29 July 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Thursday 24 July 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #11 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Monday 30 June 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Friday 20 June 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is - or what it came from - in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #10 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Thursday 22 May 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for this week. As promised, here is the answer:

It is a German flechette dart – a sharpened projectile weapon which Australian soldier William Howie found lodged in a case of ration biscuits while in the trenches at Gallipoli. A lethal shower of these darts had just been dropped over Victoria Gully by an enemy aircraft.

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Thursday 8 May 2014 by Kathleen Cusack. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, Memorial box banter, News

Nearly a century has passed since the First World War began. It has been almost seventy five years since the Second World War and over fifty years since the arrival of Australian troops in Vietnam. It is little wonder that it can be challenging for students today to understand the contribution Australians have made in wartime.

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