“In Defence of Our Homeland” – A War Memorial Project

In 2015 Wirreanda Secondary School, in association with The Army Museum of South Australia, are running a War Memorial project to commemorate the service men and women who served in all conflicts, at home and abroad, in defence of Australia.

The program will teach about all conflict that Australian personal have served in from 1788 to 2014. Following this, students will research a person within their own family, or other personnel who served in Australian forces. Then students will undertake a photo shoot where that will replicate an original photo of their chosen military personnel, in time appropriate and accurate uniformed clothing.

Students came to school for the first full day session in the school holidays. Students were able to discuss all conflicts in Australian history from 1788 to present. We were honoured to have guest speakers Uncle Lewis O’Brien OAM and Uncle Frank Lampard came in and talk to students about their experiences in the services as well as the Aboriginal War Memorial on the Torrens Parade Ground.

uncle lewis


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