For schools

The State Library's Learning Services offer learning programs and resources for K-12 students and teachers

Our curriculum linked learning resources are designed to engage students through key inquiry questions using the Library's original materials, in this instance, the Library’s World War One collection. Additional learning resources will be added regularly.

Visit learning@thelibrary to find out more about the State Library’s learning programs.

Stage 3 - English Curriculum

What is a slogan?
Thinking critically about information

Stage 5 - History Curriculum

What role did Australians play in this incident?
What is the significance of World War 1?
What can the story of the Fry family tell us?
What was the significance of World War 1?
What were the different experiences of women during WWI?
What is the significance of World War I?
Featured
Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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