Anzac Day Stories

Honouring the brave men & women who represented their country during war.


Remembering Nimbin's last Anzac Day before WWII

The first Anzac Day I remember occurred in 1939. Once the march of WWI veterans, who had assembled in Cecil Street and led by Major Norman Brown, a well known local citizen, had terminated at the War Memorial in the centre of Nimbin village, the Service began...

By John B Thompson
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Not Just At A Wall

I wrote this poem while I was trying to discover what happened to my great-grandfather’s body/grave in World War One. The first part was written at the beginning of my research into Thomas Rutherford (service number: 5207) while the second part was written after I had finished my research and found his grave – in a farmer’s field...

By Leeta Rutherford
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Edwin Charles Brinkworth

My grandfather Edwin Charles Brinkworth came to Australia from Glouster England back in the 1800s, worked on the railways in South Australia in James Town, where he met my grandmother Elizabeth, (Lily) and had a family, my mother (Nell) being the eldest. I don't know the exact date he left South Australia, but he went to Guildford Western Australia, where he enlisted...

By Pam and Morris Larkins
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Charles Groom, 2nd Pioneers AIF

I had a father who fought at Gallipoli as a Sergeant in the 6th Battalion AIF. He spent the rest of WW1 in France. My grandfather, Charles Groom, fought at Anzac with the 2nd Pioneers AIF, and later with the same unit in France for the rest of his service....

By Joan and Ron Brennan
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