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Australian Military History

By The Cove May 15, 2019


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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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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