Australia in the First World War Memorial Box 1

This Box is filled with real and replica uniforms, equipment and artefacts from the First World War. It includes objects that explore the Anzac experience, as well as the contribution of Australian sailors, airmen, nurses, and those at home during a defining period in our nation's history.

The contents of Memorial Box 1

Note to the reader: The objects and case studies in this Box tell stories of service during conflicts. Students may feel sad after reading some of the case studies. Encourage them to tell a teacher or trusted adult if they require support. There are many mental health organisations that they can talk to if they need help. Teachers may wish to be sensitive to those students who have personal experience with conflict, family members who are veterans, or parents serving overseas in war zones.

What's in the Box?

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Using this Box

To get the most out of this Box, object backgrounders, stories, images and more are available here on the web. Start exploring at the link below.

Supporting resources

Video demonstration

This short video demonstrates how Memorial staff might interpret some of the objects with young learners.

Before you start

  • Read over the Memorial Box risk assessment.
  • Check the contents of the Box against the enclosed inventory (and again after use). Report any damaged or missing items to your state agent.
  • Wear the enclosed gloves when handling the objects and wash the gloves before the box is returned.

Where to get this Box

Memorial Boxes are held by various agents across Australia, and are free to borrow (though freight charges may apply if you have the Box sent to you). Check the list of agents and find the one closest to you.

Memorial Box 1 contents

Some of what you'll find in this Memorial Box.

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