This Memorial Box includes real and replica items relating to Australian experiences in wartime and peacekeeping since the end of the Second World War. Through objects, images, and online resources, students can explore Australia’s involvement in places such as Korea, Vietnam, East Timor, Bougainville, and Afghanistan.
Australia in Wartime and Peacekeeping Operations since 1946 Memorial Box 2
Note to the reader: The objects and case studies in this Box tell stories of service during conflicts and natural disasters. 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.