Anzac  Memorial Swansea New South Wales Australia

It looks a rather clunky bit of metal on an everyday basis but every year on 25th April at the Dawn ANZAC Day memoial service,  weather permitting, something magic happens.

As the sun rises the rays come through the metal open Centre of the ANZAC Monument, Swansea, New South Wales and it all comes to life. 

This photograph was taken this time by my friend Darlene Bird, (who is an ‘early bird’ obviously!)


My Grandfather was also at Gallipoli with the British troops. He was only 17 and lied about his age to join up. But that is another story.

Swansea is the place where the channel leads from the lake (Lake Macquarie) out into the Pacific Ocean so quite a dramatic area visually.

Then sometimes the bridge over the Swansea Channel stops the traffic as it rises to let shipping through. Always fun to watch!

By Eunice C English

Writer, artist,retired. Have Parkinsons Plus and Macular Degeneration so please ignore typos! Gathering some of my memories and writings into one place t share with you.

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