The ABC and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have developed Gallipoli the first day: Centenary Edition app. It explores the story of the first day of the Gallipoli Campaign. (The age limit for the app is 12+, please check with your parents before downloading and viewing). There is also a 2009 AFI award-winning documentary, which has no age restrictions.

The free app is available for tablets at the Apple, Google and Windows App Stores, while a youtube trailer is available here.

For non-tablet users, there is Gallipoli: the first day website at abc.net.au/gallipoli.

The app has a detailed 3D map of the Gallipoli landscape that allows you to explore via a timeline. It also features:

  • Audio recordings of war diaries of Anzac and Ottoman soldiers
  • Video accounts of the landing by veterans
  • Video commentary by Australian, New Zealand and Turkish historians
  • Personnel records, archival photographs and military trees of some the thousands of soldiers who fought on the day
  • Analysis of the broader Gallipoli Campaign
  • Recreations of key moments of the day
  • Original maps used on the first day, that can be overlaid on the 3D landscape
  • 3D models of military hardware


Gallipoli the first day: Centenary Edition is co-production between ABC Television and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. It was commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as part of the Anzac Centenary National Program.


The ABC Splash website also has a list of 10 top resources to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.


Tips on getting started:

You’ve been given your sign up codes.
Access the User sign up code link via Login on the home page (use the above link) and follow the easy steps. You will need your diary to write down the username and password you create.
When you have successfully signed up, your name will replace the sign up code.
ONeck you complete the set up you will have quiz modules to work through.
When you commence each quiz, your results and progress will be registered with me. Once you achieve and pass each module you will have passed Digital Licence challenge and I will print your Digital Licence certificate.

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Year 5 possible research areas:

The Sullivans Bay Settlement and The story of William Buckley

  • Research the story of the first official settlement of Port Philip and an escaped convict.

John Batman – Hero or Villain?

  • Batman signed a ‘deed’ with the Wurrundjeri people – but was he stealing their land?


  • Explore the tale of one family leaving home and those they left behind.

Put Yourself in the Eureka Story

  • Retell the fascinating story of Eureka. Share some stories of goldfields life and Eureka and the different perspectives of those involved.

Population Growth and Graphs

  • How many people really came to the gold rushes? Where did they come from? What is the best way to show this?

The Ballarat Goldfields Diary

  • What happened when the Bengal tiger escaped in Main Road? Listen to excerpts from a real goldfields diary then interview the author

The Good Life?

  • Was the goldfields experience good for everyone? Investigate and compare and contrast the different perspectives of those involved.

Sovereign Hill Favourites

  • Create your own short historical fiction about your favourite part of Sovereign Hill

The Governors of Victoria

  • Research the web to make a detailed timeline of our Governors

John Scott’s Selection

  • Try to decipher a real primary source document to find out how a selector changed his land

Bush Poets and Artists

  • Explore how Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson argued in poetry about bush life for selectors and how artists viewed the bush

Victoria: The Lucky Country?

  • Winners are grinners! Compare photos of Thomas Austin’s mansion with a part of Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie letter to understand different perspectives of the growing colony
  • Investigate squatters and selectors history and stories
  • Investigate aboriginal resistance fighters – eg Jandamarra or Pemulwuy

Year 6 possible research areas:

  • Describe the background to and significance of the 1967 referendum which gave Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples the vote
  • Investigating the stories of individuals or groups who advocated or fought for rights in twentieth-century Australia (ie ‘Freedom Riders’ of 1965, Charles Perkins, Eddie Marbo)
  • Explain and compare the push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia
  • Explore how Australia’s immigration selection process determined who was let in and who was not.
  • Investigate the different types of migrants who arrived in Australia after World War II, in the 1970s and recently
  • Research on the life of a well-known migrant
  • Research notable individuals in Australian public life across a range of fields, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Investigate the role of specific cultural groups in Australia’s economic and social development (for example the Snowy Mountains Scheme)


Questions Readers Ask When Doing Research

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