The Anzac Legend - forging an Australian identity
- The willingness to have a go
- A 'fair go' attitude
- Giving the metaphorical finger to authority and the snobbery of social class
- Ingenuity and being innovative
- Physically fit and strong (think our national love and adoration for sporting heroes)
The 25th of April marks the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand troops. The eight month campaign resulted in high casualties on all sides: almost half a million casualties, with 120 thousand Turkish and Allied soldiers dying.
Creating a National Identity
The Gallipoli campaign also holds great cultural significance for Australians.