Rebellion and Remembrance: The Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club Rides into History

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Manning, Corinne (2006) Rebellion and Remembrance: The Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club Rides into History. Journal of Australian Studies (89). pp. 53-63. ISSN 1444-3058

Abstract

The 1995 Anzac Day march was exceptional as it witnessed for the first time a group of leather-clad Anzacs rode throbbing Harley Davidson motorcycles as a rearguard, they were members of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. The Club's lobbying is met with fierce resistance, particularly from veterans as they do not conform to widely held ideas of what constituted the right veteran image and behaviour. It effectively disqualified the club from participating in key national commemorative celebrations, however, there are indications of willingness from some Australians to accept more inclusive and diverse forms of remembering, than those sanctioned by the veteran community.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3039
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14443050609388092
Official URL http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=4...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Current > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Keywords ResPubID14568, Anzac Day, Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, motorcycles, veterans -- Australia, Returned Services League of Australia
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