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  • Anzac Day - 1256 Words
    What is ANZAC Day? ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. What does ANZAC stand for? ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Why is this day special to Australians? (Milestones)...
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  • Anzac Day essay - 1015 Words
    What is ANZAC Day? * When war broke out in 1914, Australia had been a federal commonwealth for only 13 years. The new national government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. * In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The ultimate objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey), the capital of the...
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  • Should We 'Tone Down' Anzac Day?
    Should we ‘Tone Down’ ANZAC Day to be considerate of ethnic minorities in Australia? Of course not. But a substantial amount of Anglo-Australians believe that we should. This makes absolutely no sense at all. Why would anyone be offended by ANZAC day, we are remembering the brave men and women who have fought and died for this country, as well as the ones that continue to fight for our country overseas. I don’t see how anyone may be offended by that, except for maybe the Turkish or the Germans...
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  • anzac legend - 405 Words
    Anzac legend task evaluate notes What is the legend? In theory, the legend is that the Australian and New Zealand troops helped to establish their countries' reputations in the world through qualities of strength and bravery when faced with adversity. In fact, it is much more than that. The legend of these men who endured so much has given something of which Australians can be proud. It put Australia's mark on the world as something other than a nation descended from convicts. How was it...
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  • Anzac Legend - 415 Words
    Before World War 1, Australia did not have its own identity. It had a flag and had the title of Australia but did not have a very good identity if one at all. They were known to only exist because of ‘the grace of England'. Australians were known to be inferior to the British, and lower in class (information found from source 2.44). But, world war one and the whole Gallipoli campaign changed everything. The Anzac legend describes the qualities the men displayed though their tough eight month...
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  • The Anzac Legacy - 1224 Words
    The Anzac Legacy Bibliography Figure 1: The Location of the Battle of Leane's Trench at Gallipoli Figure 2: The Effect of Gallipoli Injuries on Facey N.B. This essay is 987 words, excluding references, bibliography, footnotes and figure labels. Each generation of Australians aims to leave a legacy of value to its descendants. One of the most significant bequests received from a past generation of Australians is the ANZAC spirit, which is recognised across the world. While it has been...
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  • Anzac Spirit - 2713 Words
    The ANZAC Spirit! ANZAC, a single word so powerful in the Australian vocabulary that it can bring a tear to the eye, a lump in the throat and a feeling of pride, just to be an Australian. A word that brings to mind those other words so uniquely Australian that had their origin in the trenches of Gallipoli in 1915 - Cobber, Digger, Fair Dinkum, True Blue, Mate.! ! The ANZAC tradition began on the 25th of April 1915 on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey. The ANZACs, a name given to the...
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  • Gallipoli Anzac Legend - 1041 Words
    ‘During their time on Gallipoli the diggers displayed courage, ingenuity and endured hardship. All of these became the basis of the Anzac legend.’ ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬To what extent do you agree with this assessment of Gallipoli?’ On the 25th of April 1915, 75,000 ANZAC troops were to be landed on the Gallipoli shores. There were a number of battalions that were required to battle their way up the hill and then take over individual areas. Together the Australians and New Zealanders with support from...
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  • Australia Anzac Spirit - 776 Words
    HSIE Assignment Task Details: Use the five attached sources and your own research to address this question. Using the provided the sources and your own knowledge, explain ‘how’ and ‘why’ the Anzac legend was created? How well do these sources support the Anzac legend? Write a 750-word report/submission to a museum that explains ‘how’ and ‘why’ the ANZAC legend was created. Referring to the above question, you need to explain whether you think the sources attached to this...
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  • What is the ANZAC myth?
    The Anzac myth defined the qualities claimed to represent the Australian soldiers. It is about the Australian soldiers maintaining courage and mateship through hopeless conditions which pulled all of the troops together through the devastating loss of the Gallipoli Campaign. The Anzac myth created an emerging image of the Australian identity, before Gallipoli a national identity had been lacking, just like the soldiers who were fresh and untried. After Gallipoli the nation had an image in which...
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  • The One Day of the Year - 776 Words
    Act 3, Scene one is mainly focused on Alf's and Hughie's hostilities however, It commences with an contention that is based on the continuous distribution of beliefs. ANZAC Day was officially designated as a day to recognize the efforts of those who fought for Australia and New Zealand in Gallipoli, and to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting for our country in 1915. Alf the husband and father is forever motivated by his enthusiasm to follow the tradition by celebrating ANZAC Day with...
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  • Is the ANZAC Legend the result of mythology and propaganda of is it based on fact?
    Is the ANZAC Legend the result of mythology and propaganda or is it based on fact? The ANZAC Legend was formed by the Gallipoli campaign, mounted on the 25th of April 1915. This is a date well remembered by most Australians, but for what reasons? Do they think of “that guy with the donkey “or “ANZAC biscuits “or do they think: endurance, courage, resourcefulness, good humour, larrikinism, egalitarianism and of course, mateship. Words describing our soldiers that have been synonymous with...
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  • The One Day of the Year - 588 Words
    Assessment 3: Text Analysis- “The One Day of The Year” “The One Day of The Year” was set in Australia, in the 1960’s. It explores the universal theme of Father- Son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution, but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the...
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  • Newspaper feature article on Gallipoli in world war 1
    Sunday 15th July 1915 THE DAILY MAIL A feature article on ... Daily Life at Anzac Cove War correspondent Mark Smith reports on the two days he spent in Gallipoli So far all the information the public received on Gallipoli has been positive. It has been said that our soldiers live comfortably and we are showing no possibilities of defeat. But what is life really like in Gallipoli? The food and water are of a bad quality and insufficient, the medical facilities are primitive and hundreds of...
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  • Newspaper Article - 493 Words
    Newspaper Article Daily Life at ANZAC Cove War correspondent Roger Tan reports on the two days at Gallipoli. All information that has been released to the public on the ongoing war at Gallipoli has been indefinite. Soldiers are unable to send any news except that they are still on Gallipoli in the trenches and are under fire. Question is “But what is it really like in Gallipoli?” On Sunday April 25th 1915, the Gallipoli war commenced as the Anzacs set foot into the battlefield. At 4:30am...
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  • Why Was Gallipoli a Failure?
    Turkey was on the same side as Germany in the First World War, which made them the Anzac's rival. It was decided that soldiers needed to land and fight in Turkey. This is where the famous battle of Gallipoli happened now known as ANZAC cove because of the horrific losses of the Australian forces in a so seemed futile and pointless battle. This essay highlights why the Gallipoli campaign was a failure. Winston Churchill was the head of navy and Lord Kitchener, was the general commander of the...
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  • Gallipoli War- Empathy Letter
    Dear mother and father, There were about 12000 troops from the australian and new zealand corps “ the Anzacs” that were preparing for the war at Gallipoli. Our plan was to land on Gallipoli Peninsula in turkey, drive the turkish enemy back, capture the peninsula, then team up with the british and french to take the capital Constanople. Nearly 200 vessels assembled in the largest invasion force i’ve ever seen. During our journey i knew we were doomed to failure! Turks saw us coming and were...
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  • Name the reason why Gallipoli was a failure? - written by N Lancaster
    Turkey was on the same side as Germany in the First World War, that made them the Anzac's enemy. It was decided that soldiers needed to land and fight in turkey. This is where the famous battle of Gallipoli happened now known as ANZAC cove because of the horrific losses of the Australian forces in a so seemed futile and pointless battle. This essay highlights why the Gallipoli campaign was a failure. On April 25th 1915 the Anzac's arrived at the Anzac cove, after an element of confusion which...
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    THE GALIPOLI CAMPAIGN The Gallipoli campaign which took place from the 25th of April 1915 until the 20th of December 1915 was a horrific battle with huge bloodshed and a total death toll of over one hundred and thirty thousand. Over the nine month campaign, New Zealand men faced numerous successes and many failures which had an impact on the on the outcome of the campaign. A main success turned failure was the battle to gain the Chunuk Bair summit. Many New Zealand men were lost but the task at...
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  • What Was Life Like for the Soldiers at Gallipoli?
    What was life like for the soldiers at Gallipoli? Soldiers in Gallipoli during the First World War had it very hard, they were badly trained, badly fed, had horrible living conditions and were led to a massacre within the first few hours after landing. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at ANZAC cove during the First World War faced such problems as lack of food, not enough clean water and no proper shelter. During the Gallipoli campaign at Anzac Cove a lot of troops were almost...
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  • Conflict in Successful Drama - 1460 Words
    We live in a world where, without conflict, there is no entertainment. It is a convention of drama that there must be conflict between characters in order for it to be entertaining, and thus be successful. We can consider a text to be successful if the playwright is able to convey a view of a theme or issue to the audience that challenges our views as he or she originally intended. Through the conflicting views of characters, the audience is often exposed to attitudes and opinions different to...
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  • Albert Jacka Soldier Man
    Albert Jacka Albert Jacka was born on the 10th of January 1893 in a small dairy farm in Winchelsea, Victoria. On the 17th of the first 1932, seven days after his 39th birthday, he died of chronic nephritis. He was the fourth child of 7 of Nathaniel Jacka and Mary Elizabeth Kettle. He spent most of his life in Wedderburn after his parents decided to move the family there in 1898 when Bertie was the age of 5. After completing elementary school, he found work as a labourer with his father, and...
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  • Gallipoli - 533 Words
    Gallipoli ! Gallipoli has deep significance for most Australians ! Between April 25 and December 18 1915 thousands of young Australian and New Zealand soldiers died on the beaches and cliffs of Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula! Although the expedition was a failure,the courage and endurance of these men created the Anzac legend.! The British Plan! By 1915,the British government had begun searching for a way to break the stalemate on the Western Front.! Winston Churchill,head of the British...
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  • Soldier Boy - 833 Words
    Soldier Boy is a fabulous novel as it tells the readers the life Jim Martin had before, during and after the war. This is Jim’s strange story of how an inexperienced and excited school boy became Australia’s youngest Anzac. The main theme of Soldier Boy is about the life of war. The story starts with the death of Jim aboard a hospital ship. It explains how he dies and the way the family were notified by the nurse sending a letter to them. Then his story starts from the beginning...
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  • Michael Leunig Essay - 2295 Words
    Dear Michael Leunig, I had an interview with a CNN reporter today. Unfortunately, the intelligent lady wasn’t intelligent enough to ask me all the relevant questions. Instead of addressing the sinister secrets of the NSA that I had so courageously revealed, she concentrated on me as a whistleblower, daring to ask questions like “So how are you dealing with all the hate?” Honestly, what else could I have expected from a CNN reporter? That’s all this is to these people; a tabloid, a piece of...
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  • Gallipoli Historyzone2 - 3766 Words
    21631 HistoryZone2Stg5_ch02 2.4 7/9/04 10:08 PM Baptism by fire The formation of the Anzacs Source A Sea of Gallipoli Marmara s GALLIPOLI lle PENINSULA ne da r Sari Bair Da Aegean Sea SUVLA BAY BRITISH ANZAC COVE ANZAC LANDING N Lone Pine TURKEY Krithia BRITISH FRENCH Page 40 Cape Helles Kum Kale EXTENT OF ALLIED ADVANCE The Gallipoli Peninsula showing military positions in 1915. Source B Bullets were thumping into us in the rowing boat. Men were being hit and killed all around me...
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  • Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial
    Minimalism, Maya Lin and Vietnam Memorial Discussion “Minimal art is characterized by its simplicity in both form and content, where personal expression is removed in order to achieve this. The intention of minimalist artists is to allow the audience to view a composition more intensely because the distractions of theme etc. have been removed”. Minimalism can be detected as early as the 18th century where the artist Goethe constructed an Alatar of Good Fortune that consisted of a stone sphere...
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  • Assess the Impact of the Gallipoli Campaign on Australia's History
    Assess the impact of the Gallipoli campaign on Australia’s history The Australian and New Zealand army had joined to become known as the Anzacs because of the Gallipoli war they had fought together. The word ANZAC means Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. The Anzacs joined this war because they had wanted to prove themselves to Britain who were fighting in the war against Germany and France and because they were a part of the commonwealth (when the war started, they had been part of the...
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  • Compare and Contrast Wwi and Wwii
    Compare and contrast the experiences of Australian soldiers at Gallipoli and Kokoda Just the words Gallipoli and Kokoda evoke such vivid imagery in our minds of war, hardship and struggle. Australia’s involvement in Gallipoli suggests a sense of mate ship,an Anzac legend, created out of total confusion. Kokoda however calls to mind a war of ideologies and of survival. But both events have their similarities and differences - how and why they started, troop experiences and how they ended...
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  • Gallipoli - Australian Film Review
    Gallipoli is the remarkable story of two Western Australian mates who are sent to Gallipoli in 1915. Frank and Archie are both very successful sprinters and Archie wants adventure, while Frank wants to stay in Australia, but signs up for the inventory anyway. This story brings back some harsh truths about warfare, and explains why so many naïve young men joined up, only to suffer deaths well before their time. The troops were headed for the Gallipoli peninsula and the Dardanelles Strait, in...
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  • Ww1 - Gallipoli Study Notes
    History Summary Notes – Semester 2, 2012 Australia to 1914 * How people lived at the turn of the C20th * Housing * Lower Class Housing * Unsanitary, overcrowded, dangerous (poorly built, cheap materials) * Many didn’t have sewerages or standard water supplies * Bad ventilation and poor lighting * Upper Class Housing * Lived in the eastern suburbs/north shore * Employed maids and servants * Houses were old, not built securely, no...
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  • Gallipoli Movie Review - 936 Words
    The film Gallipoli takes place during World War I's Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The two main characters in the film are Archy and Frank. Archy and Frank are from Western Australia and they both enlist to fight in Gallipoli. Archy is an extremely fast runner who meets Frank at an athletics competition. We can see from the beginning that Archy is eager to join the war. After being turned down because he was underage, he goes to Perth, anxious for someone to accept him into the light horsemen....
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  • Jamesbond - 1340 Words
    The conditions, Gallipoli and the ANZACs, Australia and World War I, History Year 9, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia Subjects Subscribe Search Skwirk The conditions Year 9 NSW » History » Australia and World War I » Gallipoli and the ANZACs » The conditions Unit Home Topic Home Chapter Home 4 Pictures 1 Animations 2 Videos Chapter Summary 0 Activities 1 Exams Sorry! Introduction Among the many reasons that thousands of men...
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  • Galipoli - 434 Words
    Almost every Australian has some knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign. It is taught in high school history courses, and stories about ANZAC abound in the popular press every 25 April. Many members of the public, however, would be unaware of the sheer volume of material that has been published about Gallipoli. Some material deals with a specific aspect of the campaign: the first day, for example, a particular battle, or the forces of one country. Other works discuss the campaign as a whole or...
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  • Charge at the Nek - 891 Words
    The film Gallipoli was made in 1981 and was directed by Peter Weir. Peter’s main production purposes for the film were to entertain the viewers, so that he could profit a larger amount of money from it. In doing this it made some of the historical information on WW1 vary. The film included accurate events that may have occurred to people in Australia during the period of time leading up to and during the war in Gallipoli in WW1, including their enrolment, but it misrepresents some major aspects...
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  • The Nek Gallipoli - 788 Words
    Gallipoli is an Australian Film set made in the 1981, directed by Peter Weir. Starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, as Frank Dunne and Archy Hamiton. The film depicts the two young athlete runners journey with being enlisted in the Australian Army during the First World war. They are sent to the peninsula of Gallipoli in Ottoman Empire, where they are involved in the Gallipoli Campaign. Throughout the Film Peter Weir demonstrates the young soldiers start to lose their true innocent belief of war....
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