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Interpreting war heritage: Impacts of Anzac museum and battlefield visits on Australians' understanding of national identity

Packer, Jan, Ballantyne, Roy and Uzzell, David (2019) Interpreting war heritage: Impacts of Anzac museum and battlefield visits on Australians' understanding of national identity Annals of Tourism Research, 76. pp. 105-116.

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Abstract

The Anzac story, originally associated with the 1915 battle of Gallipoli, is considered an important part of Australia's national identity, and for many Australians has come to represent a number of the collective values of the nation. This research, undertaken in Australia and Turkey, explores the impact of a visit to the Australian War Memorial (660 participants) or Gallipoli battlefields (282 participants) on visitors' national identity and broadly-defined learning outcomes. Findings indicate that a visit to either site had some impact on national identity, but other learning outcomes were stronger. It is concluded that war heritage interpretation has the potential to evoke inclusive rather than exclusive responses, facilitating reconciliation rather than highlighting division.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Packer, Jan
Ballantyne, Roy
Uzzell, DavidD.Uzzell@surrey.ac.uk
Date : May 2019
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.012
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Uncontrolled Keywords : War museums; Battlefield tourism; Heritage interpretation; National identity
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 07 May 2019 12:07
Last Modified : 21 Nov 2019 10:54
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851753

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