War and Peace in the Pacific 75 is a five year long USA Program supported by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund

Each year high school students from Australia, Japan and the United States participate in a project-based research program to investigate different perspectives of WWII in their own countries and communities. 

In 2018 students researched The Homefront and their work will become a banner exhibition that will be shown at the museum then travel to each country. The exhibition tells in the students’ own words what they discovered about life at home during WWII in the Pacific.

The Homefront banner exhibition will be in Hobart for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in early February before touring contributing schools and other venues around Australia.

The students also produced a range of support resources which feature fascinating stories and insights from their research.

Youth Ambassador Program

Another part of War and Peace in the Pacific 75 is the Youth Ambassador program where selected students travel to places of significance in a different country each year to commemorate, learn and share.

Download the prospectus or contact us on wapip75@anmm.gov.au


'Mission X - the ragtag fleet' exhibition, date 19 December 2013 - 2014
Academy of the Canyons
The last photo of their grandmother and her classmates before going out to the girl’s volunteering group, taken during the girl’s school days
Jumonji Gakuen High School
Women from the Cowra Land Army WWII. Retrieved From: Cowra Family History Group Inc.
St Raphaels Catholic School
10 February 1941. Public celebration for return to port of HMAS SYDNEY II, cruiser, after Mediterranean victories, possibly the north east Circular Quay, Sydney.
Amaroo High School
Osaka Meisei Gakuen High School Project Team
Osaka Meisei Gakuen High School
Second Army Tennessee Maneuvers 3 miles west of Watertown
Station Camp High School
World War II fundraising chocolate wheel
Cowra High School
Aerial shot of a B52 bomber
Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School