Bishop remembered

He was “disturbed” by what he called the Anzac myth, “revitalised with a new and wrong emphasis, and at a time when successive Australian Governments have felt a need to rekindle a commitment to war as a means of responding to current world situations, not always wisely”. He added his voice to those calling for the centenary of Gallipoli next year “to be the last time we celebrate Anzac Day, and the time when we lay to rest the Anzac myth”.’

Late Anglican Bishop of Gippsland, John McIntyre, preaching shortly before his death earlier this year: Melbourne Anglican, July 2014

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