Lines of Great War

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - Supreme Writ­ten Cat­e­gory Win­ner (Bethan Clark - My Life 1914) Supreme Speech Cat­e­gory Win­ner (Emily Downey – Gal­lipoli)

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).

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