• For secondary school students

    Program descriptor:

    During the Second World War almost one million Australians, both men and women, served in the military.  Australia came under direct threat from the Japanese, and the mainland was attacked through air raids and submarines.  This war had a direct impact on all Australian’s and left a lasting impression on the Nation that is still evident to this day.

    This program focuses on Australia’s involvement in the Second World War and the political, social and economic impact this war had on Australia.  It will explore the origins of Australia’s involvement, the major theatres where Australia was involved and personal experiences of those who were there, including prisoners of war.  The impact of the war at home will be examined through the significant role that women played and how war time restrictions and the Japanese threat affected daily life.  Australia’s changing relationship with Britain and the increasing connection with the US will also be examined. 

    Price: $6.05 per student, minimum charge $66.55 (incl. GST). NOTE: This program available from 1 January 2012.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Maximum number: 60 students per hour

    Group size: 15

    Available: Daily 9.00 am – 3.30 pm

    Memorial education staff facilitate this program.