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.
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 six 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.
Explore the home front during the Second World War, including the new opportunities amidst the terror and turmoil.
The Australian experience of Vietnam – who went, why, what they did, how they persevered, and the response at home.
Go back to the only time in our nation's history that Australia came under direct attack from a foreign power.
This box considers some of the critical events of 1942, when momentous air, land and sea battles were fought close to Australia’s shores.
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
The Memorial Box risk assessment can be found here.