North-West Tasmanian schools are receiving books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history.
Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said schools will receive the education resources as part of the lead up to Anzac Day.
“The Department of veterans’ Affairs is providing this important resource so that emerging generations understand the costs and impacts of war,” he said.
“As we commemorate the Anzac Centenary 2014–2018, the educational materials will help school-aged children develop an appreciation of the service and sacrifice of those who have served in defence of our nation and those who continue to serve today.”
Decision: Stories of leadership in the services is about the influence of Australian leaders during wartime, while A Bitter Fate: Australians in Malaya and Singapore, December 1941 – February 1942 details the Japanese invasion and the experiences of Australian forces.
The two posters commemorate the centenaries of the Flanders Offensive and the Sinai–Palestine Campaign.
The posters will also be distributed to libraries, ex-service organisations, aged care facilities, hospitals, local councils, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade overseas missions.
High resolution versions of both posters and other learning activities such as Wartime Snapshot can be accessed at anzacportal.dva.gov.au