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This might be an alternative to the Dawn Service
The One Day of the Year is an Australian play written in 1958 by Alan Seymour about Anzac Day.
This was a compulsory text for High School English classes in the 1970s. At 15 years of age, I was more interested in David Cassidy and John Farnham during his 'Sadie' period to pay much attention in the classroom.
However, I did see this performed by a local community theatre group a couple of years ago and was totally engaged. It was a well-staged production which held the audience's attention throughout. I'm sure everyone in attendance left the venue thinking about the themes presented.
So what is The One Day of the Year all about? "Alf's son Hughie and his girlfriend Jan plan to document Anzac Day for the university newspaper, focusing on the drinking on Anzac Day. For the first time in his life, Hughie refuses to attend the Dawn Service with Alf. When he watches the march on television at home with his mother and Wacka, he is torn between outrage at the display and love for his father."