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Looking beyond the legend

24 April 2015

As Australia marks the centenary of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, four war historians examine what Anzac means and dig a little deeper into the myths and legends surrounding one of the nation’s...

Archy (Mark Lee) gets ready for the charge at the Nek in Peter Weir's 'Gallipoli'.

Lest we forget what really happened

24 April 2015

Mourning, myth and memory clash in centenary of Anzac, writes James Giggacher. One hundred years ago Australian soldiers, part of an allied army, made a botched dawn landing on the shores of the...

The secret to success

23 April 2015

ANU historian collects prestigious spy-writing award for first official history of Australia’s Secret Intelligence Organisation.Professor David Horner, from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre...

A proposed new Australian flag, designed by Professor John Blaxland.

Anzacs flew the Union Jack but now we need to wave our own flag

20 April 2015

Prince Harry’s current secondment with the Australian Army, and the coverage it has received, reminds us of the imperial ties of old – and so does the forthcoming Gallipoli centenary, writes JOHN...

An Australian soldier’s shadow lays over a monument at Villers-Bretonneux, France during the Anzac Day dawn service.  Photo by Hamish Paterson/ Department of Defence.

Anzac legend needs to change, says leading historian

17 March 2015

One hundred years after the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, one of Australia’s leading historians has called for a change in the way the Anzac legend is commemorated.Professor Joan Beaumont, from...

PNG hospitality graduates at the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation, Port Moresby, PNG. Photo by DFAT photo library.

In her eyes

13 March 2015

 Standing before a large crowd in Papua New Guinea’s Markham district, hair braided half way down her back, Jennifer Baing Waiko speaks confidently and clearly.“2012 is the year that we will be...

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto.

A new gateway for research on Asia

11 March 2015

New partnership brings ANU and Japan scholars together.A proposed agreement between The Australian National University and a private Japanese university could see researchers from the ANU College of...

Dr Gordon Peake. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Peake top of the pile with ACT book of the year

6 March 2015

Stories of Timor-Leste by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific academic wins $10,000 prize. Memoirs from a foreign aid posting to Timor-Leste has culminated in ANU College of Asia and the Pacific...

Carly Gordyn. Photo by James Walsh.

Reaping the rewards of research

20 February 2015

Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.Like many people, Carly Gordyn didn’t consider...

Front row (left to right): Thomas Power, Christopher Perks, Stewart Sutherland, Raymond Lovett.  Backrow (left to right): Sophia Buchhor​n, Zoe Hatten, Caroline Compton, Gerard McCarthy, Timothea Horn, Justine Chambers, Nonie Elise Tuxen.

Students sweep up in Endeavour awards

7 January 2015

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific collects six of 26 prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate scholarships for graduate research and fieldwork. Six graduate students from the ANU College of Asia and the...

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