Inglis, KS: Anzac tradition (1965)

Inglis, KS

‘The Anzac tradition’, John Lack, ed., Anzac Remembered: Selected Writings by K.S. Inglis, History Department, University of Melbourne, 1998, pp. 18-42; first published, Meanjin, 100, March 1965

Considers at length writings inspired by Anzac, stressing CEW Bean’s descriptions of the ‘character’ of the Anzacs, flowing through to his work in developing the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, and CJ Dennis, whose ‘Ginger Mick’ fell at Gallipoli. The author concludes with a brief discussion of the relationship between Anzac and religious themes. See also Serle’s comment, two years later.

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