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Zoo Weekly[edit]

I understand why the specific reference to Zoo Weekly was removed, but I think there is a separate issue that is worth addressing. It is not just commercialisation of Anzac Day, but also the idea that certain kinds of promotions are in appropriate. In the past there have been complaints about strip clubs, for example.[1] I removed Karl Stefanovic's complaint about the Avengers movie coming out on Anzac Day (because I think that's trivial unless other join the campaign), but there does seem to be an attitude in Australia that Anzac Day is holy, even more so that religious holidays... It would also be good to have more information what the regulations are about use of the name and the day in general.--Jack Upland (talk) 00:37, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

I was trying to get at this with the para I added. I agree that it could be expanded significantly - there's lots of useful further details in the references given, and lots of other references. Another aspect is the view that some kinds of commemorations are inappropriate - for instance, various sources discussed aspects of the Camp Gallipoli initiative (eg, arguing that it was crass, misrepresented history, and appeared to be a commercial enterprise masquarading as a charity), and others argued that the links between companies and legit veterans' charities were inappropriate (eg, the links between VB and veterans' charities). Nick-D (talk) 00:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
I've added in something about the Australian regulations. I think the heading should be changed, but I'm not sure to what. "Disapproval of some commemorations"...? I also don't think historians are necessarily the experts on contemporary popular culture.--Jack Upland (talk) 01:26, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Many claims here have no citations and citations from a decade ago are treated as if they are current.--Jack Upland (talk) 01:39, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

We hear you but we're not mind readers. Point them out so we can fix them, or better yet, fix them yourself if you can. Akld guy (talk) 06:20, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
There are many of them. For example, the citations in "Revival" are mostly 10 years old. There's really no indication of what's happened since, and in particular whether the revival has continued. In addition, the comment about the Australian's coverage in 1975 is really original research.--Jack Upland (talk) 07:36, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jack Upland: The Revival section refers to the falling off in observance while Australia and New Zealand were participants in the Vietnam war. It didn't seem appropriate at that time to honour fallen soldiers in decades-old wars while young men were currently falling in that war. After the Vietnam war ended, there was a resurgence in observation, and observation has continued at a high level to this day. The section is referring to a revival that is now historic. Perhaps it doesn't make that clear. Akld guy (talk) 22:39, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Please read the section and my comments.--Jack Upland (talk) 03:35, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
An unhelpful retort like that results in my not wanting to engage with you any more. Akld guy (talk) 04:26, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, you never engaged with me in the first place.--Jack Upland (talk) 05:50, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

ANZAC day[edit]

I just wanted to ask if ANZAC day should be written in capitals or if it is now written as per the page as Anzac Day. I understand that ANZAC stood for the Australian and New Zealand alliance and wondered why it now became all lower case. I understand Anzac biscuits etc having the lower case but if someone could point me to where the day and identification because upper and lower case. Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Veterans Centres Network (talkcontribs) 01:05, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

"Anzac" is the accepted form, unless you are specifically referring to the army formation itself. Here's a couple of good sources....
http://www.anzacwebsites.com/general/anzac-capitals.htm
https://www.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/commems-memorials/anzacday/Guidelines-Use-of-the-Word-Anzac.pdf
HiLo48 (talk) 04:12, 9 July 2018 (UTC)