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    Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am Ada Mo, a historian from the University of Sydney. The Anzac spirit, or is it a legend, is something that is unique to Australians. We by far spend the most effort in keeping the spirit alive, but for what reason? The legend of the Anzacs was born in the heart of Gallipoli, were many Australian soldiers show great feats of strength, bravery and comradeship during the campaign. The Anzac legend envisions the ideal Australian soldier. Specific stereotypes are set that include bravery, mateship, and recklessness for a good cause. Arthur Bourke OAM describes the Anzac legend as ‘a powerful driving sensation that can only be felt. It is a feeling that burns in the heart of every Australian and New Zealand countryman; A warm, tender, fiery, even melancholy ideal that nurtures intense patriotism in the innermost soul of everybody.’…

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    The Anzacs (Australia New Zealand Fighting Corp) landed at Gallipoli Cove in 25th of April 1915, providing assistance to Britain in World War one. In the event, volunteer soldiers have fought the Turks in the hope of winning with their “bravery” as that they were born as a “race of athletes”. However, certain evidence have shown that the Ideal characteristics mentioned in the Anzacs to be inaccurate. The information discovered supports the hypothesis that The Anzac Legend is an inaccurate…

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    them together, creating a significant portion of any community or country’s cultural identity. That statement holds especially true here in Australia, and is extremely evident in one of the more popular sports in the country—The National Rugby League. In this paper I will describe my experience at a NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and South Central Rabbitohs and how those clubs have strong relations to their respective communities. Upon arriving at Allianz Stadium, the home of the Sydney…

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    Racism has been a significant issue over the years and continues to be somewhat of a buzzword in todays society. Reginald Walter Saunders is an excellent example of a man who overcame racism in one of the most difficult of circumstances. Saunders was an Indigenous Australian who fought in WWII both for his county and his rights as an Aborigine. He later became known as the first Aboriginal commissioned officer in the Australian army. Throughout his time of service, he made a significant impact…

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    soldiers have shaped our nation and become an integral part of defining who we as Australians are. Australia had an important role in supporting the imperial Great Britain and were always ever-ready to aid Britain even though the war did not affect Australian geographically. Despite the devastating toll on the Australian Imperial Force, “our Diggers fought with distinction and left a deep and profound legacy” says General David Hurley, a former senior officer in the Australian Army. The…

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    He looked me up and down, gave me six cigars, some chocolate and shook my hand. We talked for a while, walking around No Man’s Land. I found out that his name Stefan Jünger. He had 3 kids and a wife at home. He joined the army because of the good pay. He hasn’t killed a man in battle yet and he doesn’t want to. He prays for the lost lives every night, whether they were from his side or the enemy’s. He was truly a good man, Nancy. You would’ve liked him. Suddenly, one of our men came out with a…

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    a special day to all Australians as it is a time where we can all honour and commemorate the Anzac soldiers who have fought and died for our country. My name is Jessica Bell, a social historian, and I will be discussing the various aspects that make up the Anzac legend. The legend has played a crucial part in shaping the ways Australians interpret both the past and look into the future. It is a chance for each and every one of us to reflect on this everlasting spirit. The Anzac Legend is about…

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    Anzac Legend Analysis

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    Simpson and his donkey and Albert Jacka VC are only some of the stories that have been known to Australians, and have contributed to the myth around the great Anzac legend. This is due to the stories that have been erased from the truth and more focused on making the whole Anzac legend a positive and important story. In reality, it’s not all that it appears and the genuine truth and representation must be conveyed throughout our nation, instead of romanticising the Anzac story. These values of…

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    elements of it are well accepted, others have been greatly disputed by other researches and historians of the time, the validity of his accounts and his strengths and weaknesses will be discussed in this essay. Paragraph one: - What did bean set out to do in his writings? Bean was concerned about how Australians would perform in battle. He saw World War One as the plain trial of national character. His approach was to accurately record and analyse what happened on the battlefields. Beans method…

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    country and those who relinquished their duty. The vast majority of Australians shared an undying loyalty towards England, compatible with Prime Minister Joseph Cook’s statement; “if the old country is at war so are we” on the 1st August 1914. This shared passion deceived many and put a great strain on the Tasmanian economy, with the loss of the German, Austrian, and Hungarian trade markets. Despite the state’s economic crisis, the loss of their trade wasn’t critical or devastating due to…

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