In a thoughtful discourse on the ethical dimensions of history and the construction of narrative memories and national identity, Phillip Tolliday explores the development of Anzac Day from its earliest years until the present in the context of social forces, such as the rise of nationalism and the glorification of militarisation. He illuminates how the re-construction of Anzac Day is not only untrue to history but also dangerously elides competing interpretations of Australia's Aboriginal history and the white supremacy of the early Australian leaders.
|Title of host publication||After violence|
|Subtitle of host publication||Religion, trauma and reconciliation|
|Editors||Andrea Bieler, Christian Bingel, Hans-Martin Gutmann|
|Place of Publication||Leipzig, Germany|
|Publisher||Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|