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Public discourse and the conditions of silence
Elizabeth Furniss

the Gallipoli massacre in particular became transformed into a story – the Anzac legend – that symbolises what are purported to be key Australian national values: courage, valour and heroic suffering, where war becomes the proving ground of national character and death in war the ultimate patriotic sacrifice. 15 The pervasiveness of the Anzac legend is immediately evident not only in Australia’s national holiday (Anzac Day) but in the numerous war memorials and monuments found in state capitals and small country towns alike

in Rethinking settler colonialism
No more ‘Australia for the White Man’
David Olds and Robert Phiddian

converted: those who made up the conservative, Anglocentric White Australia of the Old Bully; who voted for Menzies over Ben Chifley's Labor Party in 1949 (see Figure 14.4 ); and who saw in Australia's involvement in Korea a continuation of the Anzac Legend founded in the two world wars ( Figure 14.5 ). Figure 14.4 Ted Scorfield, ‘Going my way – on a full petrol-tank?’, The Bulletin , 30 November 1949, p. 5

in Comic empires
Andrekos Varnava

Growing up in Australia I could not avoid the Anzac legend and the Australian pride in the contribution of their ancestors to both World Wars. These contributions, especially at Gallipoli, play an important role in Australian national identity in new and evolving ways. 1 As an Australian of Cypriot heritage the place of the Great War in the Australian national script

in Serving the empire in the Great War
History, myth, and the New Zealand Wars
Kynan Gentry

Pakeha imagination: ‘The children played old-world soldiers at Waterloo, not Rangiriri, and new-world soldiers at the Wagon Box, not Ngatapa’. 86 By the time The New Zealand Wars was published, the ANZAC legend had also already shown itself to be far more adaptable to the myth of war experience, not to mention less controversial. 87 The New Zealand Wars had even arguably been surpassed in

in History, heritage, and colonialism