Tuesday 8 April 2014 - Ashley Ekins
As another ANZAC Day approaches, the story of the Gallipoli landing and the eight month long campaign that followed will be retold. Most accounts will dwell on stories of the Anzac spirit: reckless courage, endurance, humour in adversity and above all, mateship. Yet how well do we Australians actually know the history of Gallipoli that has become a central part of our national foundation story? The Gallipoli story, especially as it is widely understood, is riddled with paradoxes and misconceptions. I this talk, Ashley Ekins will bring fresh findings and some revealing observations to these important issues.