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Beaumont, Joan: Declining sense of grief

Beaumont, Joan

Comment: declining sense of grief over Anzac‘, SBS News, 25 April 2013

ANU historian Joan Beaumont says that, with the passage of time Anzac Day grief may have been replaced by a ‘much more sentimental nostalgia about the past’. Anzac has found resonance in different ways, becoming instead a ‘civilian myth’ with Anzac values being applied to people like police officers, firefighters, victims of terrorist attacks, people who serve the community, even footballers.