Put your hands on history with these engaging learning resources for any age. Memorial Boxes are filled with real and replica uniforms, equipment, artefacts, and more. They are supported by a range of case studies and activities which are available online.
Memorial Boxes can be used to invigorate classroom lessons, inspire historical investigation, and add meaning to commemorative activities. They can also be adapted for use as a therapeutic tool in an aged care facility or as an interactive display in a community museum.
There are four different Memorial Boxes available, corresponding to different conflicts or aspects of wartime experience.
Go back 100 years to a defining moment in our nation's history, and put yourself in the shoes of those who were there.
Unravel the unique wartime experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and their significant contribution to Australia’s defence over time.
The Australian experience of Vietnam – who went, why, what they did, how they persevered, and the response at home.
Objects and stories from land, sea, and air, exploring a selection of the almost one million Australian men and women who served during this time of upheaval.
Borrowing a Box
Memorial Boxes are available across Australia, and are borrowed from our agents in various states and territories. For details on booking a Memorial Box, find your nearest agent and get in touch.
Memorial Boxes are free to use. There may be a fee to cover postage/courier; check with your nearest agent for details.
Links to the Australian Curriculum
Be sure to read the Memorial Box risk assessment before borrowing or using a Box.