Anzacs in war

Women in Anzac

The involvement of Australian women in each war is closely connected to their role in society at different times, and the nature of each war. Many women were also actively involved as nurses and in other active service duties, and contributed more actively to war efforts through military service. Other Australian women were also closely connected with war though male relatives and friends away on military service.  In world war 2, women were actively recruited into jobs that had always been the preserve of men; they worked in factories and shipyards, as members of the womens land army and as official war Artists. On the home front, women dealt with the consequences of warmanaging children and family responsibilities alone, shortages of resources, as well as their fears for the future , and the grief and trauma of losing loved ones. Australia has been involved in a number of wars including the Boer war (1899-1902), world war 1 (1914-1918), world war 2 (1939-1945), the Korean war (1950-1953), The Vietnam war (1962-1972) and the Gulf war (1990-1991).

Nancy Wake

Nancy Grace Augusta Wake AC, GM served as a British special operation executive agent during the later part of world war 2. From April 1944 until the liberation of France, her 7,000+ maquisards fought 22,000 SS soldiers, causing 1,400 casualties, while suffering only 100 themselves. By 1943, Wake was the Gestapos most wanted person, with a 5 million-Franc price on her head. After reaching Britain, Wake joined the special operations Executive.

Women in action-nurses and serving women

For centuries women have been involved in every kind of war and conflict imaginable, especially have dealt face-to-face with war-the sick, the wounded and the dead. They have served in Australia, in war zones across the world and on hospital ships and transports. More recent conflicts have seen the gender based boundaries traditionally seen in wartime blur. These days, these are few jobs within Australians armed services that are not open to women. Female soldiers, sailors and airwomen are now commonplace. And while women still fulfil traditional roles of administrators and nurses, it is not unusual to see male nurses and female doctors working together on military missions , such as when the Australian military provided support to victims of the December 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.

Australian nursing services

The involvement of Australian women as nurses in war began in 1898 with the formation of the Australian nursing service of New South Whales, from which sixty nurses served in the Boer war. In 1900, in her long skirts and stays, Matron Nellie Gould volunteered for the Boer war as superintendent of a contingent of NSW nurses. The service was incorporated into the newly formed Australian Army nursing service reserve (AANS) in 1902.

Maths ( measurement )

Mild success criteria-

* Recognising that some units of measurements are better suited for some tasks than others, for example kilometres rather then metres to measure the distance between two towns.

* Investigating alternative measures of scale to demonstrate that these vary between countries and change over time, for example temperature measurement in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and USA.

* Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familer metric units construct an object using MAB-investigate the perimeter and area. How do these relate to its dimensions.

1st success criteria-measurement between 2 towns:

distance between Torquay and Jan Juc-

4.1km and that would take 7 minutes in a car

distance between Torquay and Geelong-

21.9km and it takes 27 minutes in a car

distance between Geelong to Melbourne-

73.8km and it takes 1h and 9 minutes in a car

distance between Melbourne and Bendigo-

153.5km and it takes 1h and 52 minutes in a car

distance between Bendigo and Sydney-

835.6km and it takes 8h and 27 minutes in a car

distance between Sydney and Canberra-

286.7km and it takes 3h and 4 minutes in a car

distance between Canberra and Perth-

3,719km and it takes 38h in a car


How many centre metres are in a metre?


How many metres are in a kilometre?



maths book-

30.7cm long 22cm wide

ipad mini-

21cm long 15cm wide

pencil case-

24cm long 10cm wide


38cm long 27cm wide

Jordys pencil case-

35cm long 22cm wide

Jasmines pencil case-

25cm long 20cm wide

Moanas pencil case-

32cm long 19cm wide


I found that out of them all the longest not including traffic is Canberra to Perth witch was expected. Then it was Sydney to Canberra and that was expected.

2nd success criteria-measurement between 2 countries

Distance between Australia and Indonesia-


distance between Japan and Australia-


distance between India and Australia-


distance between China and Hong Kong-


distance between Canada and America-


distance between Hong Kong and Singapore-


distance between Australia and New Zealand-


Big idea first fleet

Essensial question-why is the first fleet so important and how has it changed Australia?

How did the first fleet change Australia?

In the period before European settlement of Australia in 1788, evidence of Permanent structures built by indigenous Australians in Australia is limited.  Much of what the built was tempory, and was used for housing and other needs.  As British colony, the first European buildings were derivative of the European fashions of the time.  Tents and wattle and daub huts precede more substantial structures.

Why is the first fleet so important?

The first fleet was important or rather significant, because it brought the first permanent European settlers to Australia.  The ships of the first fleet brought the origenial convict settlers, together with officers, marines and their families.  These people established the first colony in Australia.

Secondry question

what is the first fleet?

Over 252 days, the first fleet brought over 1500 men, women and children half way around the world from England to NSW.  On the 13th of May 1787, the fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth, England.  Led by captain Arthur Phillip, this historic convoy, whitch later became known as the first fleet carried officers, crew, families and convicts from Britian to a distant and little known land on the far side of the world.

The fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS supply.  They accompanied six convict transports, the Alexander, charlotte, friendship, ladypenrhyn, prince of whales and the Scarborough, and 3 store ships, the borrow dale,fish burn and golden grove.

convicts transport




-lady penbryn

-prince of whales


naval escort

-HHS sinus

-HMS supply

food and supply transport

-golden grove

-fish burn

-borrow dale



It was a nice,warm day as I walked on the bus.  When we got there we waited until it was the grade 6 girls turn to run.  As we walked to the start line. ‘Ready set GO’ as the teacher yelled all the grade 6 girls sprinted, we had to run 3km.  We had to run so far, I ran the whole way , but my legs were like jelly.  As we ran past the adults and teachers the we cheering and clapping.  As I ran past the finish line I came 6th and I got into the team and I’m really proud of myself

Maths reflection


-What have you achieved?

I have did prime numbers and now I have moved on to the base 10 system with Moana.

-What workshops did you attend?


-What new concepts and strategies did you learn?

I did a subtraction strategie witch is called rounding up, say if I did 335-99 I would change the 99 to 100 and cange the 335 to 336 and do 336-100=236 and that is your answer.

-What is you goal for next week? What do you still want to improve?

My goal for next week is the base 10 system and going to workshops and I want to improve my base 10 system.

-How will you achieve your goals?




Big idea


1788- first fleet

There were 11 ships, 2 naval ships, 6 conviel ships, 3 supply ships that sailed from Great Britain and stopped in Australia.  Aborigines were already living on the land.

1790- second fleet

5 of 6 ships arrived 6 ships.  One royal mavey escout four confict ships and one supply ship.

1791- third fleet

The first ship ofthe third fleet arrived at Sydney cove.

1854- gold rush

In 1854 immigrants from all over the world came to Australia for gold.

1856- Tasmania

Tasmania was first named van Diemens land.  In 1856 they changed it to Tasmania.

1859- indigenous Australians

The indigenous Australians first occupied Queensland.  In 1859, Queensland was separated from new south whales.

1880- Ned kelly

Ned Kelly died at the age of 25 in Melbourne, Victoria.  Ned Kelly stole animals and money from people to help the poor, to some, he was considered as a hero, but others see him as a villain because he killed lots of policeman.

1882- the ashes

Australia defeats England in a cricket match held on English soil for the first time, which led to the birth ‘ the Ashes ‘.  The Ashes is played between Australia and England.

1889- The Australian women’s suffrage

The Australian women’s suffrage society was formed in 1889.  It aims to obtain the same right for women as man.


– the boat went to new south whales

– the ships names were Alexander, friendship, charrolite, ladypenbrhn, prince of whales, scarborough

– they carried more then 140 people on the ship

– they arrived at Botany Bay

– they arrived from 18-20 December

– captain Arthur Phillip was the leader

– there were 11 ships


– thier high fat content also balances a diet comprising mainly root and seeds


These were used in hunting, fishing and fighting.  Some had stone or stingray spine tips, while others had wooden heads with caved barbs.



Rosie battys son, Luke got murdered by his dad and battys ex-husband at Melbourne at a cricket game.  His dad, Greg Anderson swang his bat at the back of the head, then attacked him with a knife.  The police shot Luke’s father and he died in hospital the following morning.



– she was the youngest convict on board the lady Juliana as part of the second fleet

– she came by ship

– she had a death sentence

– Mary Ann wade was only 11 years old when she was transported to Australia


– eminence cardinal sir normah gilroy

– Australian of the year medal

– he arranged for the first pope to come to Australian in sydney

– he was in the war in gollipoly

– he died in 21st of October an was born on the 22nd of January


Seed recount


It was a cold, rainy day when we were driving to kardina to do my karate competition.  When we got there I jumped out of the car and sprinted to the doors. When I got into the room I sat down and waited until it’s my turn.  10 minutes later they called out names and my name was called out so I went to the mats.  When I got to the mats there were lots of people higher then me.  First we did karta and I went after some other people, and the judges asked what karta was doing and I said I was going to do the first karta so I went off and did it.  After I finished my karta the judges did the to scores and I got my number really high.  After I watched the others do there karta we did the karta again and I got a higher score.  After everyone was done they called out the three medal winners and he called out my name and we walked over to the stage, I came 2nd and I am so proud about it