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Reading List of Sources about the Anzac Spirit

The following sources provide useful insights into how its meanings have been expressed in the years since the evacuation of Gallipoli. Note that the Memorial does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in these sources. They reflect a range of opinions and views.

Readings

Entry 'Anzac legend' from Joan Beaumont, Australian Defence: Sources and Statistics, Melbourne, 2001

Entries on 'Anzac', 'Anzac Day' and 'Anzac Legend' from Graeme Davison and others, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Melbourne, 1998

Entries on 'Anzac Day' and 'Anzac legend' from Peter Dennis and others, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, Melbourne, 1995

Peter Stanley, 'Reflections on Bean's last paragraph', Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, (Jul-Sep 1983), pp. 4-11

Bruce Topperwein, 'The word "ANZAC", Sabretache: Journal of the Military Historical Society of Australia, Jul-Sep 1997, pp. 33-36

Extract on Digger Dialects' from Peter Stanley, A Guide to the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1986

Books

J.M. Arthur & W.H. Ramson (eds), W.H. Downing's Digger Dialects, Melbourne, 1990

C.E.W. Bean, The Anzac Book, London, 1916

Di Bourke (ed.), Anzac Day: Traditions, Facts and Folklore, Brisbane, 2000

Georgina Fitzpatrick, Anzac Day: Past and Present, Canberra, 1992

Ken Inglis, Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape, Melbourne, 1998

John Lack (ed.), AnzacRemembered, Melbourne, 1998

Michael McKernan & Peter Stanley, Anzac Day: Seventy Years On, Sydney, 1986

John Robertson, Anzac and Empire, Melbourne, 1990

Jane Ross, The Myth of the Digger, Sydney, 1985

Seumas Spark, Anzac: A Modern Tradition?: Anzac Day in Melbourne 1946 and 2000, Melbourne, 2001

Alistair Thomson, Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend, Melbourne, 1994

Articles

John Barrett, 'The study of Anzac', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 16 (1990), p. 54 (Volume 16 of the Journal of the Australian War Memorial was devoted to a discussion of the ANZAC legend)

Joan Beaumont, 'The Anzac legend' in Joan Beaumont (ed.), Australia's war 1914-1918, St Leonards, NSW, 1995, p. 149

Peter Burness, 'A is for Anzac', Journal of the Australian War Memorial , 16 (1990), p. 76

Peter Cochrane, 'Deliverance and renewal: the origins of the Simpson legend', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 16 (1990), p. 18

Bill Gammage, 'Anzac's influence on Turkey and Australia ', Journal of the Australian War Memorial , 18 (1991), p.13

Ken Inglis, 'Anzac today', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 16 (1990), p. 53.

Marilyn Lake , 'The Power of Anzac', in Michael McKernan & Margaret Browne (eds), Australia Two Centuries of War and Peace, Canberra, 1998

Geoff Page, 'Some problems with Anzac', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 16 (1990), p. 56

Jane Ross, 'The myth of Anzac', Journal of the Australian War Memorial, 16 (1990) 55

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