Inventing Anzac

Tradition , Myth and Legend 1. Argus , April 25,1916 , quoted in L. Robson , Australia and the Great War , Melbourne , 1969 , pp . 59-60 . . 2. K. Inglis , ' The Anzac Tradition ' , Meanjin , vol 24 , no 1 , 1965 ; K. Inglis ...

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702234477

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Reconsidering Gallipoli

and historian of Gallipoli , in shaping the legend , ' and his articles have indicated several other rich veins of inquiry : the nature of the Anzacs ; the development of the Anzac legend ; 14 and its memorialisation .

Author: Jenny Macleod

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067433

Category: History

Page: 276

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In Australia, Anzac Day, the anniversary of the first landings at Gallipoli, is one of the most important dates in the national calendar. Yet in Britain, the campaign is largely forgotten. The key to this contrast lies in the way in which the campaign's history has been recorded. To many Australians, the Anzac legend is a romantic war myth that proclaims the prowess of Australian participants in the campaign. It is an exercise in nation-building. In Britain, the campaign is also remembered in romantic terms, but the purpose here is to assuage the pain of defeat. Reconsidering Gallipoli broadens the debate over the cultural history of the First World War beyond the Western Front. The final chapter traces the influence of the early accounts on subsequent portrayals including Alan Moorehead's 1956 book, Bean's post 1965 rehabilitation, Peter Weir's 1981 film, and revisionist attacks on the legend.

Gender and War

The official Anzac legend provided another set of public meanings and identities that the Australians used to articulate their war experience . Percy Bird was uncomfortable with digger culture , but the proud Anzac identity of his unit ...

Author: Joy Damousi

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521457101

Category: History

Page: 364

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This exciting 1995 collection of essays explores the inter-relationship of gender and war in Australia. Its focus is women's and men's experiences in WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War. Challenging the traditional images of men and women in wartime, this book shows that war offers opportunities that erode gender boundaries.

The Anzac Illusion

Its central theme is the Anzac legend which grew up during the war , compared with the realities of the Anglo - Australian relationship . The chapters on military events are therefore not intended to be a short military history of the ...

Author: Eric Montgomery Andrews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521419147

Category: History

Page: 300

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This provocative book is reassessment of Australia's role in World War I and its relations with Britain.

Spirit of Gallipoli

In 'The Spirit of Gallipoli', bestselling author Patrick Lindsay examines this momentous conflict, bringing to life the heroes and the villians; the tragedy and the glory.

Author: Patrick Lindsay

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1743580428

Category: History

Page: 192

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In 1915 on a rugged beach in south-western Turkey, young soldiers fighting for their countries forged what we now know at the Anzac spirit. The mateship, loyalty and courage they displayed in the trenches formed the bedrock of the Australian and New Zealand national characters. In 'The Spirit of Gallipoli', bestselling author Patrick Lindsay examines this momentous conflict, bringing to life the heroes and the villians; the tragedy and the glory. In his simple yet powerful retelling, Lindsay shows that our understanding of the Anzac spirit can only be complete once we understand the spirit of Gallipoli.

History s Children

'30 While some students ' connection with the Anzac story revealed an emotive national pride in the past ... look at Anzac Day and get them to say well ' Was it important creating an Anzac Legend or was Anzac Day really the Anzac Myth ?

Author: Anna Clark

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868408637

Category: Education

Page: 196

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What is it about Australian history? Students dismiss the subject for being boring while politicians and concerned parents fret over their lack of historical knowledge. The classroom has become the battleground of the ‘history wars’, yet no-one ever asks the children what they think about Australian history and what they like—or don't about learning it. Through interviews with around 250 Australian students from a wide variety of schools, Anna Clark asks how teachers and students teach and learn Australian history. This book is a lively and often surprising read that throws all kinds of challenges to students, teachers and indeed, politicians.

Anzac Memories

In this new edition Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a ‘post-memory’ of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and ...

Author: Alistair Thomson

Publisher: Monash University Publishing

ISBN: 1921867582

Category: History

Page: 424

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Anzac Memories was first published to acclaim in 1994, and has achieved international renown for its pioneering contribution to the study of war memory and mythology. Michael McKernan wrote that the book gave ‘as good a picture of the impact of the Great War on individuals and Australia as we are likely to get in this generation’, and Michael Roper concluded that ‘an immense achievement of this book is that it so clearly illuminates the historical processes that left men like my grandfather forever struggling to fashion myths which they could live by’. In this new edition Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a ‘post-memory’ of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how veterans’ war memories can still challenge and complicate national mythologies. He returns to a family war history that he could not write about twenty years ago because of the stigma of war and mental illness, and he uses newly released Repatriation files to question his own earlier account of veterans’ post-war lives and memories and to think afresh about war and memory.

The Spirit of Gallipoli

In The Spirit of Gallipoli Patrick Lindsay explores the source of the Anzac legend as he continues his quest to understand what it means to be Australian.

Author: Patrick Lindsay

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781742706146

Category: Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)

Page: 192

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In 1915 on a rugged beach in south-western Turkey, young soldiers fighting for their countries forged what we now know at the Anzac spirit. The mateship, loyalty and courage they displayed in the trenches formed the bedrock of the Australian and New Zealand national characters. In 'The Spirit of Gallipoli', bestselling author Patrick Lindsay examines this momentous conflict, bringing to life the heroes and the villains; the tragedy and the glory. In his simple yet powerful retelling, Lindsay shows that our understanding of the Anzac spirit can only be complete once we understand the spirit of G.

Australian Soul

Sometimes these are referred to as the ' ANZAC legend . The legend has grown to include more than just the landing at Gallipoli , or even all of the war . The marking of the ANZAC legend involves diffuse activities carried out in many ...

Author: Gary Bouma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139459389

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Australian Soul challenges the idea that religious and spiritual life in Australia is in decline. This fascinating book describes the character of religious and spiritual life in Australia today, and argues that, far from petering out, religion and spirituality are thriving. Gary Bouma, the leading expert on the state of religious life in Australia, provides the most up-to-date facts and figures and compares the 'tone' of Australian religious practices with those of other countries. Australians might be less vocal and more reticent about their religion than Americans are, but their religious and spiritual beliefs are no less potent. Australian Soul describes and analyses our religious and spiritual life in detail as well as providing a series of case studies that illustrate the range of practices and beliefs in Australia today. Australian Soul predicts a vital future for religion and spirituality.

The March of Patriots

Anzac legend and said that Australia 'must move with it' as the world moved on. While acknowledging that 'legends bind nations together' Keating declared that such legends 'should not stifle us' or 'restrict us when we have to change'.

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522857388

Category: Political Science

Page: 731

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Unveiling the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia, this record presents these two personalities as conviction politicians, tribal warriors, and national interest patriots. Divided by belief, temperament, and party, they were united by generation, city, and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalized age. The making of policy and the uses of power are explored, capturing the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Focusing on how these prime ministers altered the nation's direction, this study also depicts how they redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural, and foreign policy agendas. A sequel to the author’s bestselling The End of Certainty, this survey is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players as well as other politicians, advisers, and public servants.