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Australia at war (1914 – 1945): World War II: Commemoration

Year 10 History: The modern world and Australia

Source: Mentone Girls' Grammar School ANZAC commemoration service (Mentone Girls' Grammar School, 2017).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

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Enduring Understandings
  • What was the context that allowed World War II to occur?
  • How did the conflict during World War II change the shape of society today?
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  • How do I attribute my sources of information correctly

World War II | Memorials in Victoria

Level 1

World War Two memorial forecourt at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Source: [WWII memorial, Melbourne] (Monument Australia, n.d.)

As with World War I, and other previous conflicts, Australians built war memorials to remember the sacrifices of those who served. Victoria's main World War II memorial is the ceremonial courtyard in front of the Shrine of Remembrance. The memorial includes a "12.5–metre Cenotaph [where] six service men in the battle dress of the Navy, Army and Air Force, carrying a bier (a stand used for placing people before burial) on which lies a fallen comrade. The names of the theatres of war where each of the services served in the Second World War (1939–45) are inscribed on the pillar. The Eternal Flame was lit by... Queen Elizabeth II during the 1954" (Monument Australia, n.d.)

World War II | Australian American Memorial, Canberra

Level 1Introduction
American Memorial, Russell Offices, Canberra Source: [Australian American Memorial, ACT], (National Archives of Australia, 1972)

"The Australian-American Memorial is an important symbol of Australian gratitude to United States of America service personnel for their contribution to the defence of Australia during World War Two. It is also a symbol of the close ties which were established during the War" (Monuments Australia, n.d.)


World War II | Commemoration: further reading

Level 2

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