A couple of weeks ago Jaja joined me on a trip up to O’Reilly’s in the Lamington National Park. You can read about that visit here.
While we were up there we read a story on a monument about a rescue that took place in 1937 not far from the Guest House and I thought I’d share it with you.
On 28 July 1914, half a world away from Australia, Europe had begun its journey into a conflict dubbed “The Great War”, later known as the First World War.
By April 25, 1915, Australia and New Zealand were drawn into the conflict. On that day they were deposited on the Gallipoli Peninsula (Gelibolu) in Turkey in an unsuccessful campaign to take control of Constantinople and the sea route from Europe to Russia.
Back in October 2013, I was having a chin wag with a mate when he mentioned he was thinking about doing a Far Ride. He told me The Far Riders* were associated with The Iron Butt Association (IBA)* in the United States, and that you didn’t join by paying your dues and/ or attending a couple of meetings at a local pub or club house.
Not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined.
Showing a lack of fear.
Having a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties.
Displaying kindness and concern for others.
Cause or allow someone to have or experience something.
Showing love or great care.
A person who is badly missed when lost.
Notice the absence of.
One Year Has Passed. Lost. Never Forgotten
To those who have served, to those that continue to serve, and to those that have not returned.
April 25th. Australia’s national day of remembrance: ANZAC* Day.
ANZAC: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps