Letters to Peter and Chloe

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You’ll love this e-book we’ve created from student letters sent by Burleigh State School.  Check it out … Letters to Peter and chloe was created using Book Creator on an iPad than saved as a PDF for sharing.

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Anzacs and the Light Horse

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The museum has put together a fabulous booklet for primary school students called ‘Anzacs and the Light Horse’. The booklet is only available at the museum. It’s a great classroom resource and a memento of the Anzac Centenary for students. The Anzacs booklet is provided Free to all  primary students attending excursions. The booklet contains puzzles, poems, […]

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Anzac Memorial Journey: Canungra

Click on any photo to view in slideshow format This set of photos is of the Canungra War memorial and surrounds. The photos show the work being carried out to ‘pretty the park and memorial up for Anzac services. The town has a heritage feel to it, evidenced by the tudor style pub. Prominent next to […]

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Digital Storytelling Excursions

Digital Storytelling excursions are an exciting new feature of the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum.  This programs are based not he ‘History in Place’ Program developed by the History Teachers Association of Victoria, Heritage Victoria and Culture Victoria. These days are provided for year 9 and 10, and is a  is a full day at the […]

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What do you know about the slouch hat?

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Although believed to be uniquely Australian, similar styles of slouch hats were used by many other countries long before it was part of the Australian military uniform. The first Aussie users of the hats were soldiers fighting the Boer War when there was a severe shortage of helmets. The simple khaki felt hat was chosen […]

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School Activities for the national history curriculum

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Exciting plans are afoot to develop activities for school groups, directly tailored to the new national history curriculum. Rumour has it that ‘Woody the Waler’ will be  helping us with some activites around the past in the present for Grade two and below.  Woody might also be helping us with remembrance, with a porogram for […]

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