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Writing Home: World War One eResource
The Writing Home: WWI Letters of Frank Brown eResource is designed for students and teachers studying WWI. The resource contains extracts from letters written by Captain Lew Hewish during World War One to his friend, Frank Brown. Both men were from Albury and the letters offer a fascinating insight into the battle and home front experiences of men from the Albury region during this period. The resource includes recorded and transcribed extracts plus extended transcripts of full letters for study and research. The resource also includes suggested activities based on the letters for classroom use.
Apple devices: The free iBook can be downloaded here or can be downloaded from the iBooks store. The resource includes all necessary audio files and transcripts.Once the book is downloaded an internet connection is not required to access the material.
Android and PC: A PDF version eResource can be downloaded here. Please note that the PDF is a text version of the interactive eResource and does not include the audio files or extended letter transcripts, these can be accessed by clicking the links in the PDF. An internet connection is required to access these files.
Fighting the Battle of Ideas About Conscription: The Albury Wodonga District During the Great War
The study guide and accompanying videos below were produced by Dr Bruce Pennay, as teaching and learning materials for use in Albury Wodonga district secondary schools on mandatory topics in the Australian History Curriculum. They are designed to assist students in investigating primary sources related to the causes, conduct and consequences of the two conscription referenda in 1916 and 1917, with a particular focus on the Albury and Wodonga district.
The information and background notes PDF resource can be accessed here.
Transcripts for the two supporting videos can be found here: Referenda Campaigns and Results word doc transcript and The Enemy Within word doc transcript.
The online student research and investigation activity can be downloaded here. Students can follow the instructions to research primary sources relating to the referenda and their impact on Australia.
The State Library of NSW
The State Library of NSW website holds a treasure trove of information and assistance for research and HSC subjects. The extensive State Library e-resource collections are accessible to Albury Libraries card holders at no charge.
Albury Library Databases and Homework Help
Your Albury Libraries card gives you access to a huge range of online resources, tutorials and homework help for free. On our eLibrary page you'll find resources for all subjects including HSC.
NSW Curriculum Map
The Curriculum Map links Crossing Place museum content to K-12 NSW curriculum content to help teachers plan their visit to the museum.