Australians and the world wars

A wounded soldier (probably Driver Victor Bramwell of Kew), being welcomed home by his mother and father. 12 December 1942, Melbourne, Victoria.

Suitable for Secondary School Students.


This program explores Australia’s experiences in both the First and Second World Wars along with the aftermath of conflict throughout the interwar period. The program aims to identify what factors contributed to social, cultural and/or technological changes and what these changes meant for the Australian experience during the war and its lasting impact on Australian society.


  • Students will understand the way the First and Second World Wars shaped our modern world.
  • Students will discover personal stories and how their lives were impacted by war.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the political and social drivers of war.
  • Students will develop an understanding of why and how we commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians at war.



Price $9.90 per student (incl. GST)
Duration 75 minutes
Maximum number 60 students per session
Group size 15
Available 9 am – 3.15 pm
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