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Crowds at dawn services have plummeted in recent years. It's time to reinvent Anzac Day

  • Written by Romain Fathi, Senior Lecturer, History, Flinders University
Crowds at dawn services have plummeted in recent years. It's time to reinvent Anzac DayCrowds ahead of the dawn service at Canberra's National War Memorial in 2018. Attendance at the service fell from 120,000 in 2015 to 35,000 in 2019.Rohan Thomson/AAP

The number of Australians attending Anzac Day dawn services has fallen by about 70% between 2015 — the centenary of the Anzacs’ landing at Gallipoli — and 2019.

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