Crochet, knitted and fabric crafted Poppies blanket Federation Square to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War https://5000poppies.wordpress.com/
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them. Lest we forget. “Laurence Binyon 1914”
Remember our fallen, appreciate what they gave; for us, be thankful each day - without their sacrifices, we wouldn’t have what we have today.
This is 95 year old Bamia who was enlisted with the Torres Strait
Light Infantry Battalion in 1942 and is one of only three surviving
members of the battalion.
Bamia’s son Eddie says “He joined the army in 1942. When this happened
he saw it as a call of duty. He was honoured to be a part of it and do
the service. Before he joined the Army, they lived in the dark by
kerosene lamp. When he joined the war, he saw the light electricity.
War introduced them to modern society.
He’s my father. I’m honoured he’s my Dad and has given me this world.
He stood up and believed what he did was right. I just want to cry.”
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AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography)