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The Australian War Memorial presents ‘Australians at War’ an Australian military history overview. These short chapters focus specifically on Australia’s involvement in war, from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century, to peacekeeping roles, and the First and Second Gulf Wars. The chapters are as follows:


  • Indigenous service in Australia’s armed forces
  • Colonial period, 1788–1901
  • Sudan, March–June 1885
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • China (Boxer Rebellion), 1900–01
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45
  • Occupation of Japan, 1946–51
  • Korean War, 1950–53
  • Malayan Emergency, 1950–60
  • Indonesian Confrontation, 1963–66
  • Vietnam War, 1962–75
  • Iraq: the First Gulf War, 1990–91
  • Afghanistan, 2001–present
  • Iraq: the Second Gulf War, 2003–09
  • Peacekeeping, 1947–present


These chapters are a great resource to facilitate unit #PME. Consider allocating topics within your team and completing weekly or monthly presentations on particular topics which you think would be most beneficial to expanding your collective knowledge.



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