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Boer War
Australian colonies offer troops Trooper Leonard W. Matters of the 5th South Australian Imperial Bushman's Contingent on Service in South Africa during the Boer War.


As part of the Empire, Australian colonies offered troops to fight the local farmers, or Boers, in South Africa.


EXPERIENCE THE BOER WAR EXPERIENCE THE BOER WAR
World War 1
Proving ourselves worthy A member of the 2nd Battalion 'carrying on' with his correspondance.


On 4 August 1914, Britain, on behalf of the Empire, declared war on Germany.


EXPERIENCE WORLD WAR I EXPERIENCE WORLD WAR I
World War II
War on the doorstep Members of no. 100 squadron RAAF, who flew Beaufort Bomber aircraft over Papua.


Almost a million Australians, both men and women, served in the Second World War.


EXPERIENCE THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCE WORLD WAR II
The Korean War
Stemming the tide of communism Signalman Colin Davis, aboard the destroyer HMAS Bataan in Korean Waters.


On 25 June 1950, the North Korean army crossed into the southern zone and advanced towards Seoul.


EXPERIENCE THE KOREAN WAR EXPERIENCE THE KOREAN WAR
South East Asia
Neighbourhood watch Alan Smoothy with rocket launcher.


The Emergency in Malaya was the longest continuous military commitment in Australia's history.


EXPERIENCE SOUTH EAST ASIA EXPERIENCE SOUTH EAST ASIA
Vietnam
Somebody else's dirty work Private Montey Paul, moves cautiously down a jungle stream.


Australian support for South Vietnam in the early 1960s was in keeping with American policy of stemming the tide of communism.


EXPERIENCE THE VIETNAM WAR EXPERIENCE THE VIETNAM WAR
[ Peacekeeping ]
Being a world citizen comes with responsibilities A woman member of the Military Police in the field, part of the Australian contingent to the Unified Task Force in Somalia (UNITAF).


Over the past 100 years the Australian Defence Force has undergone major changes. These days the emphasis is on preventing, not waging, war.


EXPERIENCE PEACEKEEPING EXPERIENCE PEACEKEEPING

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