Wars of words

Nile, Richard (2000) Wars of words. In: Nile, Richard, (ed.) The Australian Legend and Its Discontents. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, pp. 183-199.

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[Extract] Somewhere near the centre of Australian storytelling - the Australian legend - is the Anzac myth, a story of great national mourning and commemoration. Anzac day has become more intense, or at least very much larger, since the 1970s when its observance appeared to be on the way out. Then it was fashionable to proclaim that when the last of the 'diggers' faded away, Anzac commemorations would reduce in significance. Despite the prediction, Anzac has rejuvenated and perhaps even changed as a consequence of the revitalisation. Each 25 April, the assembling crowds get bigger and bigger.

Item ID: 54135
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7022-2985-5
Keywords: Anzac myth, Anzacs, commemoration, Australian history, historical narratives, nationalism,
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 04:04
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 60%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 60%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 40%
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