Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

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  • How Did Saunders Shape Australia

    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 on the world and today I would like to share about his role, importance and the way he helped to shape Australia. Saunders role in WWII was simply to fight for Australia. He did so because he strongly believed it to be his country despite the discrimination he faced. He was born on the 7th of…

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  • The Importance Of Loyalty In World War I

    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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  • The Anzac Fantasy Analysis

    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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  • Bruce Dawe Poem Analysis

    form the backbone of his poetry, all of which are known to a much larger, or even global audience. Life-Cycle is arguably one of the most Australian poems, and tells the story of Australian rules football culture, by referring to common slang terms; such as “carn”, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (A.N.Z.A.C) pledge and “bludger”, that transforms the reader into the passionate and vocal audience of a football game. So yes, this poem, at surface level, is Australian - although, the main…

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  • What Is The Purpose Of Joshua's Journey To Gallipoli

    The film begins in 1919, just after World War I has ended, and centres around Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe), an Australian farmer and water diviner. His three sons Arthur (Ryan Corr), Edward (James Fraser), and Henry (Ben O'Toole) served with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the military campaign in Gallipoli four years previously and are presumed dead. After his wife Eliza commits suicide out of grief, Joshua resolves to bring his sons' bodies home and bury them with…

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  • Australian Aboriginal Culture

    On this day Australians look back on the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain. It is also the anniversary of the raising of the union jack at Sydney Cove in 1788. However present day celebrations of this tradition like to focus on celebrating the diversity and tolerance in Australian society today, embracing all ethnic backgrounds, racial differences and political viewpoints. It was in January of 2000 that the very time an Aboriginal person…

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  • Villers-Bretonneux Relationship

    The relationship between Australia and Villers-Bretonneux goes back almost 100 years from now (2017). In March 1918 Australian troops were ordered to take a position and defend all of the important areas of Dernancourt and Villers-Bretonneux from being captured by Germany. Later on in April 1918, Germany managed to seize Villers-Bretonneux, which the Australian troops had tried so hard to protect. The defence of the town had been handed over to the British troops so that the Australian…

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  • Gallipoli Campaign

    “… each night is a nightmare, the patients’ faces all look so pale with the flickering ship’s lights.” Sister Ella Tucker, Australian Army Nursing Service, Hospital Ship Gascon, off Gallipoli S ister Tucker’s account offers a different perspective to the more familiar image of the brave ‘natural soldiers’ who landed on a Gallipoli beach as volunteers of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) proudly fighting under their own flag for the very first time. With the landing of the Australian troops on…

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  • Fly Away Peter Analysis

    The Traditional Australian National Discourse The traditional Australian national discourse has the feature of masculinity which has been explored and challenged in the texts, Fly Away Peter (1999), An Elegant Young Man (2014) and The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994). These texts will be examined to discover the devices they use to present a counter-discourse and what commentary they have on the discourse. The feature of masculinity is a strong part of the Australian…

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  • Australia Holiday

    rather than the winter. Christmas are typically spent outdoors rather than indoors. Besides that, Australians also celebrate some Holidays that are culturally unique. Anzac Day stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and is celebrated on April 25th to honor the Australians who have died in wars. On this day, veterans march through the streets in the morning whereas drinks and memories are shared in the afternoon. This is a special day and can be considered as the most important occasion…

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