Lines of Great War
person who believes the legend of Anzac Day has been created to make a campaign of seemingly no meaning into a myth that tricks the people of Australia and New Zealand into thinking it is more significant than it is.’’
‘‘Uncle Harold was great, my Mother’s brother. He would play with us and buy us ice creams and sweets and for cousin Stanley, he was young at the age of 16 and had lied about his age to join his mates in the so-called thrilling adventure. I will miss them lots and lots. I hate this war, at least we haven’t had the devas ting door knock about Father like many people around here.’’
‘‘Chaos ran through the country. People were excited. Scared. Unsure of the future. As the boats sailed away, mothers stood worried that their suns and husband were going to war. . . . these brave young men left their families thinking they would be home by Christmas. This however was not the case. The war went for 52 months, our soldiers fought in Gallipoli for 8 of these.’’ ◗ Full written and oral entries can be read at the museum until May 31.
Tomorrow (Senior Art Winner – Sam Kirk).