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About Investigating Gallipoli

Investigating Gallipoli is a multimedia resource produced by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as part of the Australian Government’s Commemorations program.

The resource provides teachers and students with classroom-ready materials and teaching activities about the experiences of the Anzacs (Australians and New Zealanders) at Gallipoli in 1915, as well as the involvement of the Turkish, British, French and other Allied forces in the campaign.

The resource comprises three elements:

  • Teachers’ Guidebook of photocopiable print resource
  • DVD-ROM with ten interactive activities, and a copy of the ABC’s 3-D website Gallipoli: The First Day
  • DVD-VIDEO containing Australians at War Episode 2.

All units include a variety of information and evidence — including primary and secondary source materials. Much of the evidence is pictorial, including photographs, maps, drawings and sketches, paintings and cartoons. Questions have been included as signposts or scaffolding to help students draw out the implications and meanings of the evidence.

Through the activities and investigations students are encouraged to understand why the Gallipoli campaign has been important to past generations, and to reflect on Gallipoli as part of building our national identity, particularly among young people.

Teacher's Guide

Click here to view the teacher's guide for the interactive modules featured in the Investigating Gallipoli resource.


An ABC 3D documentary site about the First World War ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.

Winner of the inaugural AFI Award for Innovation in Screen Content 2009.

Click here to view the PDF file that explains how to run Gallipoli: The First Day on your computer.

Click here if you have an active internet connection and wish to view the Gallipoli: The First Day website online.

Click here to view the Teacher's Guide.