Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ANZAC Day



Anzac Day is an occasion for war memorial services. (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) From this country, with a very small population (as with others) a whole generation of young men, from the smallest country town upwards, were marched into battles on the other side of the world. From the Boer War onwards.

The sculptures are central to the war memorial cultural centre in Laman Street, Newcastle.
(At one time they were known as him & her)

5 comments:

Kate said...

I'd love to see more of the memorial because it looks less traditional than many I've seen. Thanks for posting it.

Sally said...

Nice post, Julia.

Gavin Hart said...

Good angle you shot at here Julia. It is a more imaginative approach that just square on. These sculptures remind me of the chained figures in Newcastle just at the edge of the road in the city and just across from the railway line. I think they were representing convicts from the historical past of that area. I took a few shots of them a couple of years ago but forgot to note down what was on the plaque there. Maybe you know more about them?

julia said...

Gavin,Kate, Sally, thanks. Now, I've wondered about those chained figures too, must have a look. what about the other collection of boots nearby? I could post them.

Gavin Hart said...

I didn't see the boots when I was there. If you happen to be in the area and get some shots that you are happy with, it might be interesting to see them. Suggestion with the figures: Try some silhouettes from the shadow side as well as images from the lit side if conditions are right. Be careful of the traffic; they are close to the road edge. Have fun!