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Historic image of nurses and soldiers

Keepsakes from the Great War

An engaging, hands-on, guided program for schools with replica and real Great War equipment.

  • 1.5 hours, free (gold coin donations encouraged)
  • For secondary students 
  • Offered once daily at 1pm
  • For large cohorts (more than 75 students) please contact Education on 9661 8139 or
  • Please arrive ten minutes prior to the designated start time of your tour

How did ordinary Australians experience the challenges of the Great War? In this engaging hands-on program, your students will use real historical artefacts to investigate how an entire generation had their lives shaped for ever by Australia’s participation in the First World War. Students will visit the memorial and the galleries, they will think and talk about the choices and decisions different kinds of people made in the years 1914 to 1918, and they will learn about the origins of the Shrine as a memorial of the losses and sacrifices Australia made in those years. 

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