Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize
The Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize is an annual competition held to select Year 9 or 10 students for an overseas study tour of sites where Australians have served in war.
The 2019 -20 Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize will provide 22 students, with the opportunity to participate in the overseas study tour. In addition, regional finalists will undertake a three-day Canberra study tour and will be invited to attend lunch with the Premier of Victoria.
The competition is open to students in Years 9 and 10 currently enrolled in Victorian Government, Catholic and Independent Schools. Students need their parents' permission to enter the competition.Please visit the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize website for full competition details.
2019 - 20 Outreach Program
On behalf of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the HTAV provides a free outreach program to metropolitan and regional schools for the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize.
The Outreach program is now FULLY SUBSCRIBED for 2019 and we are no longer taking bookings.
To register an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST in a FREE World War One or Two Presentation FOR 2020 email Kaye De Petro, Education and Consultancy Services Officer at email@example.com.
- World War One Presentation: "The Lost Men of Fromelles" presented by Lambis Englezos; Competition details presented by Kaye De Petro
- World War Two Presentation: "The Changi Experience" presented by Kaye De Petro; Competition details presented by Kaye De Petro
Read the biographies of our wonderful presenters by clicking on the images below:
Spirit of ANZAC Prize Competition 2019 - 20 Teacher Resource
Click here to view an introductory powerpoint presentation on the 2019 topics for teachers to use in the class room.
In this video past winners of the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC prize share their experiences of their overseas trip to significant sites of war such as Gallipoli and the Western Front. Click here to view the video.
In this video teachers who applied to be chaperones on the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize share their experiences accompanying students to significant war sites such as Gallipoli and the Western Front. Click here to view the video.
Search Engines and Tips
Use key words such as World War I to discover a range of monument profiles in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia. Click here.
Learning to find Australian military records online. Click here.
Researching Australians in the Great War (World War I)
Instruction videos on using primary sources such as honour rolls to research key figures. Click here.
Australian War Memorial
Search for collection objects relating to World War I. Click here.
The story of the miners who left Ballarat to fight in the First World War. Click here.
The Chinese Australians who fought during World War I. Click here.
Remembering residents of Geelong who fought in World War I. Click here.
In the Face of Uncertainty
How medical science and innovation responded to the horrific injuries sustained during World War I. Click here.
The school at Villers-Bretonneux was destroyed during World War I warfare and rebuilt by donations from Australian school children. Click here.
World War I: Coming Home
Repatriation Hospitals were built during World War I to help soldiers who had suffered physical or mental injury during the war re-cooperate and re-enter society. Click here.
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Education Portal click here.
PDF copy of Chinese Anzacs book click here.
PDF copy of Ancestry book click here.
PDF copy of We Remember Anzac book click here.
PDF copy of Audacity book click here.
PDF copy of Indigenous Service book click here.
PDF copy of Devotion book click here.
PDF copy of We’ll Meet Again book click here.
PDF copy of Forever Yours book click here.
PDF copy of Home Front book click here.
PDF copy of Gallipoli and the Anzacs book click here.
PDF copy of Australian Women in War book click here.
PDF copy of Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916-1918 book click here.
PDF copy of Australians on the Western Front book click here.
Conscription in the 20th century
A digi-book on the debate over military enlistment. Click here.
The Home Front
A digi-book on the Australian home-front during World War I. Click here.
World War I: The Dead Man’s Penny
A video clip on the medallion sent to the families of soldiers killed during World War I. Click here.
Honouring Aboriginal ANZAC Soldiers
Film clip on students from Central Australia who travelled to Alice Springs on horseback to pay respect to Aboriginal ANZAC soldiers. Click here.
Smithsonian: The Faces of War
An article on the development of masks to hide the injuries of soldiers returning from World War I. Click here.
Centenary of the First World War
Memorials and projects relating to the centenary of World War I. Click here.
Remembering Them click here.