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A central Aussie icon

21 May

It is always interesting explaining Anzac Day to overseas students or visitors: You mean you celebrate a defeat?? I can recall a Chinese friend being mightily impressed by the first Anzac Day parade he saw as being unlike anything in China, though there are parades and national days enough there.

I tried to capture something of this on my personal site in April: Late Anzac Day thoughts, where you may also see some of my own connections to Anzac Day.

In that entry I refer to a recent television program, Andrew Denton’s Gallipoli: Brothers In Arms. This is well worth visiting.

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Posted by on May 21, 2007 in Australian, multiculturalism

 

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