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Adaptation of The Other Anzacs : Nurses at War, 1914-18 Peter Rees , 2008 single work biography
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 ANZAC Girls
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'In December 1914, the first women volunteers for the Army Nursing Service sailed from Australia bound for the Great War. Diverted to Egypt in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign they served in Alexandria, Gallipoli, Lemnos and on the Western Front. Through shocking hardship they experienced exceptional friendship, passionate love, success and heartbreak. ' (Source: Australian Television website)

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“They Said It'd Be an Adventure” : Masculinity, Nation, and Empire in Centennial Australian World War I Film and Television Glen Donnar , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Popular Culture , vol. 51 no. 6 2018; (p. 1356-1375)

'The World War I Gallipoli campaign in modern Turkey in April 1915 was calamitous from the outset, with the amphibious assault by British and Allied forces landing well off course. Australia's first major military engagement since achieving nationhood in 1901, its chief success would become their stealth evacuation, which saw seventy thousand men covertly withdrawn over nine days and nights in December 1915. The campaign was ultimately futile and deemed immaterial to the outcome of the war. Such an ignominious defeat at the hands of the Ottoman Empire would seem an unlikely source for a national myth. It lacks, for example, “the psychic reassurance of triumph over the sources of threat” and the defeat of enemies that Graham Dawson identifies as a key psychic and social function of adventure narratives and soldier heroes (282). Yet, the ill‐fated Gallipoli campaign is popularly held in Australia's cultural imagination as the “birth of a nation” for a former colony then still under the yoke of the British Empire. In Australian politics and culture, the youthful nation's presumed character was forged in war and embodied in the deeds of its young men, in spite of ultimate defeat.'  (Introduction)

Studios Put Us in the Picture Belinda Willis , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 September 2015; (p. 29)
Making Movies a New Star of State Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 May 2015; (p. 7)
A Screen Siren in the Making Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 May 2015; (p. 32)
The Rupert Brooke of Adelaide 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 April 2015; (p. 25)
Historical Drama Nathan Olivieri , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 August 2014; (p. 4)

— Review of ANZAC Girls Felicity Packard , Niki Aken , 2013 series - publisher film/TV
Salute to the Sisters in Arms Nathan Olivieri , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 August 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of ANZAC Girls Felicity Packard , Niki Aken , 2013 series - publisher film/TV
Healing Hands Nathanael Cooper , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 August 2014; (p. 23)

— Review of ANZAC Girls Felicity Packard , Niki Aken , 2013 series - publisher film/TV
'This major new ABC drama series honours the efforts of Australian nurses during The Great War in Europe...'
Sisters in Arms Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 July 2014; (p. 13)
It’s No Big Deal When Journos Write Books Paul Cleary , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 22)
Todd Proud of Role in Untold Gallipoli Story Andrew Fenton , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 August 2014; (p. 3)
Take a Bow After Arts' Bumper Year Tim Lloyd , Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 November 2014; (p. 37)
The Rupert Brooke of Adelaide 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 18 April 2015; (p. 25)

Awards

2015 winner Equity Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Mini-Series/Telemovie
2014 winner AWGIE Awards Television Mini-Series - Adaptation
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