WW2-Prisoner of War

Student Resources

  • Bangka
    The story of the massacre of Australian nurses by Japanese in World War 2, and the survival of one of them, Sr Vivien Bullwinkel.
  • Death Railway
    The story of the terrible experiences of one large group of POWs of the Japanese.
  • Survivors
    The story of World War 1 veteran Bill Webb as a POW in World War 2.
  • Interview Guide
    Practical suggestions for interviewing people about their war-related experience.


  • Where in the world?
    Students work out on a map where Australians have served in peace and war.
  • Women in War
    See and hear what Australian women have done in wars and peacekeeping.

Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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