It is 40 years since I first visited Gallipoli. I remember the sombre veil that descended so rapidly when I saw where our soldiers landed and the precipitous cliffs rising above the beach. It was inconceivable to me then as it is now that on 25 April 1915, wave after wave of soldiers were delivered onto this beach only to be gunned down by Turkish troops on the hills above. By nightfall, total casualties were around 2,000.
Last month I posted a story about Uncle Leek’s Tea House at Mersey Bluff. The post included half a dozen photos taken between 1906 and 1910. Here is one more photo with presumably Uncle Leek himself. You can see all the wonderful details with an illustration of a bird in the top left corner, a rock garden at the bottom right and a seemingly brand new gramophone in the foreground. Clearly it was a popular and magical paradise for all to enjoy.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year and would like to thank all for following, commenting and encouraging me. I look forward to another year of researching and writing.
Recently I discovered a place called Nowhere Else, situated on Lake Barrington about eight kilometres west of Sheffield. The photo depicting the signage to Nowhere Else at right was taken during the 1960s by the renown American photographer, Maggie Diaz.
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