Due to major building activity, some collections are unavailable. Please check your requests before visiting. Learn more.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive, including the records of people who have passed away.
This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 10 students. It adopts an inquiry learning approach that develops students’ skills as historians. The resource engages students with a rich selection of sources and challenges them to draw their own conclusions about World War II. Using the lens of internment, this resource looks at home front human stories, impacts of war and genocide, migration and multiculturalism.
Designed to give teachers flexibility, the content of this module is based in part on Captured Lives: Australia's Wartime Internment Camps by Peter Monteath (NLA Publishing, 2018), and the collection-in-focus exhibition The Dunera Boys: Seventy Years On shown at the National Library of Australian in 2010.