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Peter Dalton: enlistment and the call to war

Help a teenager to decide whether to enlist for Australian military service in World War I. Look at a summary of key military and political events. Interview people with a range of opinions. Examine background materials about recruitment drives, voluntary enlistment and conscription. Do a SWOT analysis and explore the consequences ...

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World War Two propaganda posters - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides links to the Second World War propaganda posters that a year 10 history teacher used to support the study of the novel, 'McKenzie's Boots'.

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Cooee: a call to war: Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses footage and photographs of the First World War to help students understand the causes of the War, the experiences of those who fought, the reactions of those on the home front and the Anzac legacy that continues today. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Australian recruitment statistics for the First World War, 1919

This is one side of a two-sided printed document titled 'The Great War 1914-1919'. It shows the number of men in Australia who enlisted for military service during the First World War. Under a cameo image of King George V flanked by the crossed flags of Australia and the UK, the three major dates for the start and end of ...

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Enlistment and recruitment in the First World War

This is a collection of nine resources focusing on the means used to increase enlistments during the First World War. In some views the collection is presented in six categories - enlistment posters, recruitment films, tours, parades, pressure to enlist, and enlistment and recruitment overall. It includes photographs, telemovie ...

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Recruiting at a charity bazaar

This is a silent black-and-white film clip of recruiting for voluntary military service during a Red Cross bazaar held in 1915 in Martin Place, Sydney, to raise money for troops in Gallipoli. It shows coins being thrown or placed on a British Union Jack flag painted on the ground, then cuts to a soldier recruiting a civilian ...

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'Mister - here's your hat!'

This is a black-and-white poster with the headline 'Mister - here's your hat! JOIN THE AIF NOW!' The poster shows the smiling face of an attractive woman holding out a slouch hat and looking directly at the viewer. The text reads, 'There's a hat to fit you in the Quarter Master's store - a hat that is made for a man. Put ...

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'Shooting breakers?'

This is a black-and-white recruitment poster for the Australian Imperial Force captioned, 'Are you shooting breakers when YOU SHOULD BE BEHIND A GUN?'. The poster shows a photograph of a soldier lying on the ground shooting a Bren light machine gun. Behind him is a sketch of a man shooting a wave on a surfboard in a similar ...

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Second World War AAMWS recruitment brochure

This is a government recruitment brochure designed to encourage women to join the Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS), probably published in 1943. The brochure describes the types of jobs that were available and includes details of conditions of service and rates of pay. One side of the brochure folds out to ...

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Soldiers being kitted out, 1953

This is a black-and-white photograph of two new soldiers being assisted by two other soldiers, one of whom is a corporal, to select army uniforms and duffle bags. On the left are rows of trousers and shirts of varying sizes. In the background, next to the front counter under which can be seen other stores, are three men ...

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The first Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane, 1916

This is a black-and-white photograph of the first Anzac Day march held in Brisbane on 25 April 1916 to mark the first anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand troops on Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. The photograph was taken outside Brisbane's General Post Office in Queen Street. It shows soldiers on horseback ...

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KIWI Shoe Polish, 1916 - asset 1

This is an excerpt from a silent, black-and-white film advertisement for KIWI Shoe Polish, made in Britain for an audience throughout the British Empire during the First World War. It opens with the intertitle, 'August 1914 / The Boot-Room staff at / the Hotel Imperial / joins up'. A secretary shows one of the 'boot staff' ...

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KIWI Shoe Polish, 1916 - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a silent, black-and-white advertisement for KIWI Shoe Polish, made in Britain for an audience throughout the British Empire during the First World War. In the opening shot, a secretary shows one of the Hotel Imperial's 'boot staff' (who clean the guests' boots) into the manager's office. The man ...

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KIWI Shoe Polish, 1916 - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a silent, black-and-white advertisement for KIWI Shoe Polish, made in Britain for an audience throughout the British Empire during the First World War. It shows a hotel manager sitting at his office desk, deliberating about what he should do to solve the staffing shortage caused by the enlistment ...

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KIWI Shoe Polish, 1916 - asset 4

This is an excerpt from a silent, black-and-white advertisement for KIWI Shoe Polish, made in Britain for an audience throughout the British Empire during the First World War. A hotel manager has been left with a staffing crisis after two of his 'boot staff' (who clean the guests' boots) enlist in the armed forces. His ...

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Kiwi Shoe Polish - Shine Sir, c1916: 'Boot Boys Wanted'

This clip shows part of a silent black-and-white cinema advertisement for Kiwi Boot Polish made during the First World War. It opens with an intertitle saying that the Boot-Room staff at the Hotel Imperial have joined up. Two of the men who clean the guests' boots come into the manager's office, one after the other, to ...

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Kiwi Shoe Polish - Shine Sir, c1916: Introduction to Kiwi Boot Polish

This clip shows part of a silent black-and-white advertisement for Kiwi Boot Polish. It opens with a view of a hotel service entry with an Australian soldier standing nearby. A hotel manager puts up a sign advertising for boot boys, which attracts two young boys walking by. They mime the action of polishing boots and then ...

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First World War troops, c1915: Red Cross charity bazaar

This silent black-and-white film clip shows a Red Cross charity bazaar in Martin Place in Sydney around 1915. Women are shown at a flower stall with a banner that reads 'RED CROSS PRODUCE WORKERS MARKET FOR THE WAR CHEST', and a man hands a Red Cross volunteer a donation after she pins a ribbon on his lapel. A game involving ...

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Off to war: Australia answers the call

This is a Stage 5 resource that looks at the reasons for World War I, the reaction in Australia and the messages promoted by enlistment posters. The resource will support the introduction of the new syllabus and will dovetail with the Anzac Centenary commemorative events and publications.