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Australia and New Zealand are fast approaching the centenary of Anzac Day, a day widely considered by many as both countries’ truly national days.
Despite its centrality in our foundational national mythologies and despite the widespread popular observance of the day itself, a history of Anzac Day is yet to be written.
- Are you confused about the word ‘Anzac’? Do you need access to key dates and facts about the Gallipoli campaign? Are you a journalist covering Anzac Day this year? The 2013 edition of the Anzac Day Media Style Guide is now available and free to download. The 2013 edition has been updated, with expanded sections on ... Read more
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- Today Anzac Day is being marked at many different locations all around the world. This survey is part of a project exploring the meaning and history of Anzac Day. It involves researchers in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey and will mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing. Simply, the purpose of the ... Read more
- The Anzac Day Project has produced these materials from ongoing research in museums, libraries and archives from around Australia and overseas. Please download these booklets for your own information or to use as a helpful teaching resource. Anzac Day 1916 (PDF) 1.4MB Anzac Day 1916 Additional Insert (PDF) 3.5MB What Have We Forgotten This Remembrance Day? Professor Bruce Scates Read more
- Monash University has launched a new project designed to capture community memories of World War One. The One Hundred Stories are stories that have not been told before. They highlight the experiences of women as well as men, recover the too often forgotten contribution of Indigenous Australians, and emphasise the ongoing cost of war to the ... Read more
- In conjunction with the 2014 George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, the George Rudé Society, the Faculty of Arts and Education and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University, will be holding a one day conference to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War at the State Library ... Read more
- On the evening of 26 September 2013, a packed house of interested readers gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance for the launch of Anzac Journeys: returning to the battlefields of World War II, by Bruce Scates, Alexandra McCosker, Keir Reeves, Rebecca Wheatley and Damien Williams. Professor Robin Gerster, from the School of English, Communications and ... Read more
- On 16 October, join Michael McKernan to hear about his most recent project which focuses on the history of Victoria in the First World War, commissioned by the State Library of Victoria. Learn how Victorians adapted to the rapidly changing nature of life during the war. Dr Michael McKernan is an historian working in the field of ... Read more
- ABC Radio National has put together an excellent collection of stories relating to Anzac Day and Australians at war. It includes an interview with project leader Professor Bruce Scates and Dr Damien Williams, broadcast on Life Matters on 25 April 2013. Read more
- In the lead-up to Anzac Day, the State Library and State Records are today launching a digitised collection of images, South Australians of World War 1, on the social media platform, Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/groups/slsaww1/ You can access the Flickr group via a new State Library Guide, South Australians of World War 1: Share their story at http://guides.slsa.sa.gov.au/slsaww1. ... Read more
- As the centenary of the Great War draws ever closer, Monash researchers are leading the field in researching the effects of war on Australian families, communities and the nation. Led by Professor Bruce Scates in the National Centre for Australian Studies, a team of PhD students and historians are taking to cities and towns to ask ... Read more
- Senior secondary students will have a novel view of the Gallipoli campaign with the introduction of a Monash historian’s first novel in to the national curriculum. The novel On Dangerous Ground, written by Chair of History and Australian Studies at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies, Professor Bruce Scates, was selected by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and ... Read more
- 6 December 2012 Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey. The landing site of the Australian and New Zealand troops in 1915. Image source: iStock Multiculturalism has always been part of the Anzac story, according to a new documentary that sheds light on Australia’s forgotten narratives. Five years in the making, the BBC World Service radio documentary ‘ANZAC’ features interviews ... Read more
- by Professor Bruce Scates Come November, the nation is called to remembrance. Flags drop to half-mast and noisy classrooms fall silent, poppies pile high on memorials, old veterans are paraded before television cameras, tears welling in their eyes. The men and women of 1914-1918 are still within living memory. Boys who marched off to war and ... Read more