Welcome to Anzac Remembered

  • 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:

    Or discover the remarkable stories of Australian men and women featured in the One Hundred Stories:

    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.


  • As The Water Diviner is released on commercial television and premieres in Los Angeles, researchers at Monash University reveal the identity of the film’s central character. Russell Crowe’s film retraces the footsteps of a grieving father who travels across Turkey, desperate to find his missing sons.  It claims to be based on true events, and tells the ... Read more
  • The One Hundred Stories are a silent presentation. They remember not just the men and women who lost their lives, but also those who returned to Australia, the gassed, the crippled, the insane, all those irreparably damaged by war. The Great War shaped the world as well as the nation. Its memory belongs to us ... 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
  • 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 2015 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


  • State Library Victoria hosts its 12th annual Family History Feast during National Family History Month in August. This year, the ever-popular program turns to the subject of WWI. Enjoy free information sessions on a range of subjects, from Australian women in the war to soldier settlement in Victoria. Discover how Victorian government agencies can help family ... Read more
  • Professor Bruce Scates and Halil Koc were featured on BBC Turkey this Anzac Day. Each had a Grandfather that fought at Gallipoli. Arm in arm, they walked together, and reflected on the shared trauma of war. To view the video click here. Read more
  • Professor Bruce Scates walked the Gallipoli battlefields this Anzac Day with Halil Koc, grandson of Turkish war veteran Gazi Halil Koc. ‘We share a common story because it didn’t matter what uniform you wore’, said Professor Scates, ‘the fear of war, the pain of war, the ordeal of war is shared by all sides and surely ... Read more
  • Australia’s experience of WW1 is like no other country’s in the world. In association with the British Council, BBC presenter Razia Iqbal and an Australian audience debate the role the ‘legend of Anzac’ played in the hundred year history of Australia since the first Anzac Day. With Bruce Scates of Monash University, Marilyn Lake from the ... Read more
  • Last year a group of Monash University students travelled to Gallipoli and the Western Front with Professor Bruce Scates. This Anzac Day they are featured in the Herald Sun. Click here to view the video they produced reflecting on their journey. Read more
  • Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies and Anzac Remembered Project Leader Professor Bruce Scates reflects on the how we will remember this Anzac Day. ‘Far from uniting a nation … the war tore us apart and left a legacy of trauma.’ To read the full article visit The Age at this link.          Read more
  • Monash University was proud to assist the Turkish community of Melbourne in raising the ‘Seeds of Friendship’ memorial in Kings Domain. The sculpture honours the enduring relationship first forged between the two nations on the Gallipoli peninsula 100 years ago. Produced by world-renowned artist Matthew Harding, the sculpture includes the hand-carved seeds of a Turkish pine and ... Read more
  • Today Anzac Day is being marked at different locations all around the world.The Anzac Day Project will explore these different perspectives through our public surveys. Dr Sally Carlton, Aotearoa/New Zealand, will be exploring the commemoration of Anzac Day in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes and PhD candidate Alexandra McCosker, Monash University, is collecting surveys that reflect on Anzac ... Read more
  • Victorian stories of service, selected from the Monash University One Hundred Stories Project, can now be seen at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. The stories feature in the new Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of  undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine. Over 850 objects are included in permanent and temporary ... Read more
  • Monash University’s One Hundred Stories can now be seen in the new exhibition space at the National Anzac Centre, Albany. The National Anzac Centre was opened by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand and the Premier of Western Australia on 1 November 2014: the centenary of the first Australian and New Zealand convoy’s departure ... Read more
  • This Remembrance Day Guardian journalist Paul Daley has reflected on Australia’s national identity and place in the world by highlighting Monash Universities One Hundred Stories Project. ‘You can listen to what the politicians say. Or you can make an effort to understand the real experiences of those who died or survived to live on with guilt, ... Read more
  • One hundred years after the beginning of “The Great War”, it may surprise some people to know that stories are still emerging from this turbulent and momentous period of history which shaped the world as well as the nation. Monash University’s “One Hundred Stories” project is designed to capture community memories of World War One. The ... 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
  • 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
  • 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