Anzac Day


Like Australia, China traditionally commemorates those who served in war in April each year, and increasingly they do it via social media, writes Tom Sear.


Within a year of troops landing at Gallipoli in April 1915, it had become an offence to use the word Anzac – or even a word similar to it – in trade or business. The impact has been chronicled in a new book by UNSW Law's Catherine Bond.


Analysis of Anzac-related literature, news media and popular symbols reveal that cultural diversity and multiculturalism receive only tangential attention, write Danielle Drozdzewski and Emma Waterton.


The visual responses of Australian artists to the “immense human tragedy” of WWI are being explored in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.


Anzac is about remembering all our wars, including those that took place on home soil, writes Peter Stanley

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"It is climactic and marks a particularly brutal and horrible battle," says UNSW's Andrew Schultz of his musical score marking the centenary of Anzac Day.


Don't expect to learn anything new from the ceremonial rhetoric of Anzac Day. Persuasion about national unity depends on more than just the communication of facts, writes Mark Rolfe.

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The way we commemorate wartime sacrifice and its influence on our national identity must be kept in balance and context, writes Alan Stephens.

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Our centenary observances tend to be monumental wastes of time and money and we are about to do it all again with the Great War, argues Jeffrey Grey.