Anzac Atmospheres

Shanti Sumartojo, Quentin Stevens

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From the early hours of 25 April 2014, people started to gather at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra for the annual ritual remembrance of Australia’s war dead. ‘Australians flock to Anzac Day 2014 Dawn Service’, reported the Memorial’s press office, with the estimated 37,000 attendees an increase of 2,000 on the previous year (AWM 2014). Meanwhile, in Melbourne, around 60,000 people attended the same event at the Shrine of Remembrance, organised and managed by the Returned Services League and other volunteer groups. Similarly to the Memorial, the Shrine provided a natural backdrop and stage for the speakers, musicians and military personnel in official ceremonial roles. These sites framed and conditioned the experiences of the many people who attended and participated in these events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemory, Place and Identity
Subtitle of host publicationCommemoration and Remembrance of War and Conflict
EditorsDanielle Drozdzewski, Sarah De Nardi, Emma Waterton
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-68516-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-92321-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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