Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War

The Anzac involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign has had a lasting cultural impact in Australia. Why is 25 April such an important day in the Australian calendar and why is Gallipoli considered sacred ground? On this website we have brought together a wide range of resources on Gallipoli, the Anzacs and the Great War that explain why there has been such continued interest.

The Gallipoli story

When the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) soldiers landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 they couldn't have imagined the impact their actions that day would have on the Australian people, so far in the future. In the century that followed, countless historical and fictional interpretations of the campaign have been written, thousands of monuments erected to the tragic youthful sacrifice. Each year Australians of all ages pay their respects in their tens of thousands by visiting Gallipoli in an act of pilgrimage.

Online short course

If you would like to learn even more about Gallipoli, the Anzacs and the Great War, enrolments are now open for our first year online subject bringing these topics together. If you are 16 years or older and live anywhere in the world, you are eligible to take this subject. You can use the subject credit towards a degree at any Australian university and many universities throughout the world.

By enrolling, you will have access to university lecturers, online resources, reading lists, the university library and lively discussion forums. You will be asked to analyse, interpret and synthesise historical, literary, cultural and material evidence from ancient Greece, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France and other Allied nations.


8 June–26 July. This is a credited first-year subject, running over seven weeks.


Accredited subject: The cost for the accredited (assessed) subject is $2,566.

Non-Accredited Subject: The cost for the non-assessed components of the subject is $450.

Current La Trobe University students may take this as Commonwealth-supported elective subject.

How to enrol

Current La Trobe students can enrol using 'My Enrolments' on StudentOnline.

If you'll be enrolling in this subject as a short course:

  1. Download and complete a Single Unit Studies Application Form [PDF 268KB].
    • Note: your form will be signed by the Head of School for approval when you return the form.
  2. Return your form to us:

Need help?

For help enrolling, contact:

Sarah Midford, Subject Coordinator
T: 03 9479 3842

Get more information

To find out more about the subject and express your interest in our Gallipoli content register your details online. Teachers can also register to receive classroom resources.

Register now

Free podcasts on iTunes U

If you are interested in learning about the long history of the Gallipoli peninsula and surrounding landscape, we have produced a series of free downloadable podcasts that examine the area as a location of conflict for over three thousand years, and position the Anzac Campaign within mythical, historical, political and cultural context.

The Turkish perspective

Battlefield Archaeology at Gallipoli

The Imperial Camel Corp

Friendship at war

A History of Gallipoli before 1915

Charles Bean and the ANZAC Book

Grief and Commemoration of WWI

If you are interested in history, check out our history study options.