Modern History - HSC

Resources for HSC Modern History and History Extension

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available

Film and media

Use these eresources to find: 

  • Documentaries
  • Digitised pictures and objects
  • Historical newsreels 

WWI video resources

The Library has produced a range of short videos looking at World War I primary sources, including the collection of World War I diaries.

War Artists
Cartoonist Warren Brown shares his love for the illustrations and cartoons drawn by diggers, held in the Library's WWI collection.

Stretcher Bearer Diaries
Looks at the role of stretcher bearers during WWI through some 20 hand-written diaries of stretcher-bearers held by the Library.

Youth in War
Learn about some of Australia’s teenage soldiers, including 15 year-old Keith Harris and Colonel Douglas Marks, through their personal diaries.