As a family we are lucky that my Pop audio recorded some of his life story including his experiences in PNG during WWII. The video below is an excerpt of these recordings with some photographs taken at the time of him, some of his fellow soldiers and family members.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day this year, a number of organisations have shared some great resources. The Poppy Field Project has released an interactive infographic which shows war fatalities in the 20th century using different sized poppies. Information can be interrogated by continent, by sorting by size of conflict, and by displaying particular time periods.
Click to view the Poppy Field Interactive
SBS OnDemand is airing "From paradise to Hell": First Nations ANZACs and the fight to honour them. You can read more about it here:
'From paradise to hell': First Nations ANZACs and the fight to honour them
View the show on SBS OnDemand
Some other places to look for some great resources:
Teachstarter have a great collection of Thoughtful ANZAC Day activities and resources.
The ANZAC Portal from the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Resources from the Australian War Memorial
The NSW Department of Education ANZAC resources
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Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the Geoactive text book series.