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Researching and interviewing Australian veterans


Researching activities

Honouring Anzacs (
Students engage in research about an individual soldier, using an online interactive book. Portions of the book may be downloaded and printed. Registration is free, although currently (12 Dec 2015) school registration is unavailable.

Browsing Anzac Day - Social Studies Activities - Levels 4 and 5 (New Zealand) (

People profiles and biographies (
See the list at the left of the page for useful pages on the Australian War Memorial website.

Interviewing a veteran

See also Interviews


Valuing our veterans (
Several pages designed to assist students in researching a veteran in person. Particularly relevant sections are:
- Gathering Australia's war memories (same as home page of this section)
- Making contact with veterans
- Recording and preserving veterans' memories
Covers: Preparing for the interview, conducting the interview, recording the veterans' memories, interview outcomes.
- Communicating what is learnt

Asking questions of veterans [pdf]  (
See pages 34-35.

Steps for a successful interview (
Twelve points to remember when interviewing a war veteran.

Finding Stories, Questions [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2013 pages 23-28)
These pages have been written with members of the media in mind, but some of the information may be helpful for students planning to interview people who have participated in military activities.
Your local community Finding evidence of the impact of war on your community (
A general overview of searching your community for evidence of involvement in war, with links to:
- interview hints
- preparing a list [pdf], and
- creating a map [pdf]

Memories (
Scroll down for a checklist on recording the memories of veterans.

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Memorials and rolls

Referencing (citing websites)

More lists of links



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