Broadbent, Harvey: A simple epic: Gallipoli and the Australian media

Harvey Broadbent

‘A simple epic’: Gallipoli and the Australian media (The 2009 Lone Pine Anniversary Lecture)

Media includes newspapers, radio and television, internet, cinema, theatre and books. The article covers the whole period 1915-2009. ‘Media … was involved from the very first, even before the landings of 1915, in determining the way the Gallipoli story has become rooted in the psyche of Australians and its place as a founding myth for the nation – and so involved in how Gallipoli has become entrenched in the efforts to establish or define an Australian national identity.’

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