Document Type

Book Chapter


As Jenny Macleod noted in her Introduction, there is little doubt that the historiography of Anzac overshadows the role the Australians played in the Gallipoli Campaign. There is also little doubt that Gallipoli overshadows Australian military history. Les Carlyon's book on the campaign, for example, headed the best seller lists in Australia after its publication in 2001. More significantly, Gallipoli is still a major touchstone when it comes to notions of national identity in Australia. Although both New Zealand and Turkey also see the campaign as pivotal events in the emergence of their modern nation-states, the emphasis in Australia is far more marked. Parochial it may well be, but its power remains.