Supporting resources Memorial Box 1

The case studies below provide a context for examining your Memorial Box objects; each one is a story of a family from a different state or territory with links to the objects in the Box. 

Get started by reading the story—but you'll also notice there are buttons to look at photos and artworks, watch related film clips, and listen to audio collection items. The touch tab will link you to the relevant physical objects in your Memorial Box. Many of these links provide suggested activities for classroom research or discussion.

  1. The Lahey family

    Queensland: A family of saw millers and their talented artist daughter each join up and serve in different ways.

  2. The Pockley family

    New South Wales: Brian Pockley saw action in the Pacific before the ANZACs reached Gallipoli.

  3. The Holden family

    Victoria: Tragedy strikes for the army chaplain whose son followed him to the battlefields in 1918.

  4. The Uren family

    South Australia: In 1917 Ethelda Uren became one of more than 2000 women serving overseas with the AANS.

  1. The Cummings family

    Tasmania: Three young brothers enlist for the AIF, but the war took them to the skies.

  2. The Clowes family

    ACT: As dawn broke over Gallipoli on April 25, the Clowes brothers were scrambling ashore and scaling the treacherous terrain.

  3. The Lauder family

    Northern Territory: Sid, a boy soldier from Darwin, finds himself in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

  4. The Craig family

    Western Australia: Leslie Craig was working on his father’s property in the south-west of WA when he enlisted.

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