World War II, 1939 - 1945

Australian forces were extensively involved in World War 2. To assist our visitors in gaining an appreciation of Australia’s involvement in this conflict we have provided the following:

Overview and chronology of the conflict READ MORE
Supplementary Information and Anecdotes READ MORE
The Australian Home Front during World War 2 READ MORE
The Battle for Australia READ MORE

Classroom Activities

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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