Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Australia’s Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Deryck Schreuder and Stuart Ward

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 January 2021

War and Commemoration: ‘The Responsibility of Empire’

War and Commemoration: ‘The Responsibility of Empire’

Chapter:
(p.288) 12 War and Commemoration: ‘The Responsibility of Empire’
Source:
Australia’s Empire
Author(s):

Joy Damousi

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0012

This chapter examines Australians participating in British imperial wars and commemorations. It evaluates Australia’s role in different events from the Sudan expedition in the 1880s to the recent revival of interest in Anzac Day. It suggests that the memory and meaning of warfare in Australia is determined by local insistence on the reciprocal nature of Australia’s obligation to defend the Empire. This chapter also discusses the contribution of the Australian Imperial Force in World War I and the amalgamation of imperial loyalty and Australian achievement in World War II.

Keywords:   imperial war, war commemoration, Australia, British Empire, Sudan expedition, Anzac Day, imperial loyalty, World War I, World War II

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .