Australian National Dictionary has eyes on ‘Anzackery’

Amanda Laugesen, Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the ANU, has a regular ‘Wordwatch’ column in the ANU Reporter. Her latest piece turns the spotlight on ‘Anzackery’. Dr Laugesen says

the use of the word Anzackery reflects a concern from some in the community and academia that the centenary of the Gallipoli landings will be used for political and commercial purposes … While its use represents the move to question the centrality of the Anzac legend to Australia’s culture and politics, it is also testament to the ongoing prominence of Gallipoli.

3 June 2015

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