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Anzac Nations
Anzac Nations

Anzac Nations

The Legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia,1965–2015



256 Pages, 7 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $35.00 (US $35.00) (CA $47.00)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781990048203

Rights: US & CA

Otago University Press (Jul 2022)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: July 2022


In Anzac Nations: The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015, author Rowan Light examines the myth-making around Anzac and how commemoration has evolved. Anzac Nations examines three key aspects: the changing and contested meanings of Anzac from the 1960s to the 1980s; the expanded role of the state in commemoration since 1990; and responses to these shifts by Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Light brings together stories and evidence from both sides of the Tasman, offering a sweeping panorama of memory that includes writers and filmmakers, protestors and prime ministers, and public audiences who have come to see Anzac Day as their own.

Author Biography

Rowan Light is a Pakeha historian at the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau where he teaches Aotearoa New Zealand histories. He is also project curator at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, assisting with research on the history, remembrance, and commemoration of the New Zealand Wars.