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  • What does Anzac Day mean to you?

    Add your own stories and explore the meaning and history of Anzac day through the Anzac Remembered site:

    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.

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  • The War Turned Upside Down: Changing the Way We Remember 1914 -1918 24 April 2014 at 5:30pm (for 6pm)  The Queen’s Hall, State Library of Victoria Monash University in association with the State Library Foundation of Victoria and Cambridge University Press Cordially invite you to the launch of the Cambridge History of the First World War. Speakers include Professor Jay Winter, The Honourable Ted Baillieu and guest of ... Read more
  • 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 2014 edition of the Anzac Day Media Style Guide is now available. The guide is independent, with an editorial advisory board drawn from academia and the media. ... Read more
  • Anzac Day 2011 Anzac Day in United Kingdom (London) (Peterborough) Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux Anzac Day at Gallipoli Anzac Day in Israel Anzac Day at Long Tan Anzac Day in New Zealand Anzac Day in the Northern Territory (Katherine/Adelaide River) (Darwin) Anzac Day in Roma Anzac Day in Fremantle Anzac Day in Collie Anzac Day in Bendigo Anzac Day in Melbourne Read More... Read more
  • 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
  • Gallipoli 1915, Images of Anzac from the Monash University Library of Rare Books, Anzac Day 1916 (London), Anzac Day 1919 (London), Pilgrimage to Gallipoli 1920s, Anzac Day 1920s Read More... 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 ... Read more

News

  • The War Turned Upside Down: Changing the Way We Remember 1914 -1918 24 April 2014 at 5:30pm (for 6pm)  The Queen’s Hall, State Library of Victoria Monash University in association with the State Library Foundation of Victoria and Cambridge University Press Cordially invite you to the launch of the Cambridge History of the First World War. Speakers include Professor Jay Winter, The Honourable Ted Baillieu and guest of ... Read more
  • On 11 November the leader of the Anzac Remembered project, Professor Bruce Scates, was asked this question on ABC Radio National Drive. You can listen to the interview, or download the podcast, by following the link here. Read More... 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
  • Sharon Mascall-Dare, whose guide for journalists appears elsewhere on this site, has written a short reflection on attending Anzac Day services in Unley, SA. Her piece can be found here. Read More... 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... 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
  • 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 2014 edition of the Anzac Day Media Style Guide is now available. The guide is independent, with an editorial advisory board drawn from academia and the media. ... 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