Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said every
school in Australia would receive books and posters to
educate students about Australia’s wartime history and
commemorate Anzac Day.
Mr Tehan said secondary schools would receive two books: Decision:
Stories of leadership in the services about the
influence of Australian leaders during wartime and A
Bitter Fate: Australians in Malaya and Singapore,
December 1941 – February 1942.
The two posters commemorate the centenaries of the
Flanders Offensive and the Sinai–Palestine Campaign.
“As a nation we honour the service and sacrifice of
the men and women who have defended our values and
freedoms,” Mr Tehan said.
“Part of honouring that sacrifice is encouraging
understanding and respect for our military history in
the next generation.
“These books and posters will help students learn
about our history and the importance of the Anzac
Schools across Australia will receive the education
resources by the end of March. They are supported by
online learning activities including a Wartime Snapshot
with background information on the posters and these are
freely downloadable from the Anzac Portal.
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 the Wartime Snapshot can be
accessed from the Anzac Portal (http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/).