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Memorial box loan program

Based on health advice the Australian War Memorial has decided to suspend all Memorial Box loans until the end of term 1, 2021. The Memorial Box online resources can be found at These resources link the Memorial Box objects to stories of Australian servicemen and servicewomen and are aimed at a schools audience. Even though the students are now unable to hold the objects, they are able to view high resolution images of all the objects online and learn more about Australians who have served. Further online classroom resources can be found at

We are excited to be the Victorian agent for the Australian War Memorial’s Memorial Box program.

Memorial Boxes are an engaging, interactive learning resource suitable for schools, community groups and aged care facilities. Each thematic box is filled with real and replica uniforms, equipment, artefacts, and more. The following boxes are available for loan. 

Click on the links below for more detailed information about the specific content of each box.
Box 1Australia in the First World War

Box 2 – Australia in Wartime and Peacekeeping Operations since 1946

Box 4 – Australia in the Second World War

They are further supported by a range of case studies and activities available online.

Booking a box

Boxes are available in 2 week periods, including shipping time. Booking periods may be flexible depending on demand, but must be negotiated at the time of booking. Borrowers are responsible for arranging and paying for the delivery of the boxes to and from their organisation. Please contact us to discuss delivery options. The borrower is responsible for reading the online risk assessment and checking the contents of the box before using the Memorial Box.

Boxes are free to use apart from the courier cost of delivery and return of the box. Borrowers may choose to pick up and return the boxes in person at no cost. Pick up and return dates and times must be organised at the time of booking.

Further resources
For stories and information relating to Ballarat and the First World War visit Memories of War. Sovereign Hill also cares for a large militaria collection including photographs, postcards, weapons, uniforms and memorabilia. Onsite or virtual programs using this collection can be arranged to enhance your classroom learning. Contact our Education officer for more information.

Contact our Education Booking Officers for more information or to book a box.

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