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Reflect on the impact and effects of war for Australia and Australians.

Duration: 60 minutes

Years 5 to 6

What has been the legacy of conflict for Australia and Australians? This engaging one-hour tour of the Shrine’s unique and beautiful galleries and spaces of commemoration invites students to reflect on the impacts and effects of war and conflict across the community. This tour links the original features of the memorial with more recent additions to the building, and explores how the symbolic resonances of the Shrine have changed and developed over time.

This tour can be customised to include a focus on any one of the following areas of interest: First World War, Second World War, Vietnam War, Peacekeeping, recent conflicts (Iraq and Afghanistan), or Indigenous Australians at War. To customise your tour, simply choose one of those options when you make your booking.

Selected curriculum links:

  • Significant contributions of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants, to changing Australian society (VCHHK096)
  • Australia’s connections with other countries and how these change people and places (VCGGK098)
  • Examine how problems may contain more than one ethical issue (VCECU011)

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Reviewed 30 March 2021

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