Title: Inventing Anzac – The Digger And National Mythology (UQP Australian Studies)
Author: Seal, Graham
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2004
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 232 pages
Comments: The ideas of Anzac and the Digger lie at the centre of Australian national identity. Through an examination of the folk traditions of the digger and the institutional tradition of Anzac, this book traces the origins and development of that mythology in the culture and everyday life of Australia in both war and peace.
This includes excavating the origins and development of Anzac Day itself, the distinctive culture of the digger and the continuation of digger lore into World War Two and Vietnam.The book concludes with a contemporary case study of the continuing power of Anzac to connect everyday Australian life and belief with the long-ago but not forgotten landings at a place called Gallipoli.