Resources for children from military families

We will continue to add free resources here as they are created.

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Waiting for Daddy‘ and ‘Now that I am big‘ are research-based storybooks for young children, with research information in the back for parents, educators and family workers. It was produced from research data and findings as part of Marg’s PhD study entitled ‘Young children’s experiences and understandings of parental deployment within an Australian Defence Force family‘. The eBooks are available free to parents, children, educators and family workers in partnership with the Defence Community Organisation in the hope to make research accessible to the public and create impact from research.

Click on the images to download the PDF eBook. Note: You can print the eBooks to use with children. Marg has given her permission as author.


Rose’s story‘ was an app that could be downloaded onto an iPad from the App Store for free. It was designed by Marg Rogers, Jo Bird, Raph Roberts as a digital builder and Trish Donald as a graphic designer. If you have a copy on your iPad it can still be used.

THIS APP HAS BEEN UPDATED AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR TABLETS, IPADS, PCs AND MACs. It will be freely available in 2022 when the other apps, eBooks and resource suites are released. At the moment they are undergoing evaluation. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We Remember: Australia’s Story‘ is now available for free download.

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