Anzac Day at Home and Abroad: A Centenary History of Australia's National Day

  • Scates, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Crotty, Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Frances, Rae (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeves, Keir (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Seal, Graham (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Soutphommasane, Tim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Blackburn, Kevin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Bongiorno, Francis (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Clarke, Stephen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hoskins, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stanley, Peter (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Over the last hundred years, Anzac Day has captured the national imagination, replenishing and mythologizing our memory of war. This project will chart its origins, development and much contested meanings. It will be both an historical study, tracing changes in commemoration over time and an investigation of how Australians mark Anzac Day today, interrogating the making of historical sensibility and exploring the complex connections between personal and collective memory. We will examine the Day's shared origins/observance with NZ and the changing role it has played shaping national identity abroad. Outcomes will include publications, three PhD theses, public forums, exhibitions and a website charting the many ways Anzac is remembered.
Effective start/end date4/01/1131/12/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD593,854.00
  • Shrine of Remembrance Trustee (trading as Shrine of Remembrance) (Victoria)
  • Curtin University
  • University of Queensland
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD68,776.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi (Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University)
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs (Australia): AUD280,000.00
  • Historial de la Grande Guerre (Museum of the Great War)
  • King's College London
  • National Archives of Australia (NAA) (Australia)
  • Legacy Australia Council