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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware this website contains images, voices and names of people who have died.

6.1 Introduction

<p>Australian water carriers at Gallipoli</p>

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<p>Australian water carriers at Gallipoli</p>

There are many groups of people in Australia who have done something very important.

The investigations below explore six significant groups. Read the information to work out why they were important and why we remember them. Use this information to complete the Significant groups in Australian history questions at the end of each investigation.

You can also use the questions to research and find out about any other significant groups that you are interested in.

Investigation 6.2
1907 Life savers
Investigation 6.3
1915 The Anzacs
Investigation 6.4
1940 The Dunera Boys
Investigation 6.5
1942 Men of the Kokoda Trail
Investigation 6.6
1949 Snowy Mountains Hydro workers
Investigation 6.7
1976 The first Vietnamese boat people
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