Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] ANZAC Day

Brian Jacobs suncrush@lycos.com
Sat, 26 Apr 2003 11:43:20 +1200

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?

And their ghosts may be heard as they march beside the billabong,
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?

Hyvää ilta lintuseni,
Hyvää ilta kultaseni,
Hyvää ilta nyt,
Minun oma armahani!

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 23:49:58  
 Anna Offler wrote:
>And who can forget the words of Redgum about Nam.
>"And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
>And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
>I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
>God help me, I was only nineteen"
>I was lucky as I missed the lottery by a year or two. Others didnt and lots
>of them still can't forget lest we do.
>At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
>[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Jon Reisenweaver
>Sent: Friday, 25 April 2003 10:28 PM
>To: Powderworks
>Subject: [Powderworks] ANZAC Day
>Just a thought from a lurker HITS that respects all survivors---
>Alec Campbell, the last known survivor of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli
>(and the last known survivor of Gallipoli) died on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at
>the age of 103.
>Mr. Campbell enlisted at 16, and served at Gallipoli in 1915.
>He led Hobart's ANZAC Day parade three weeks prior to his death.
>And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
>And the old men answer to the call
>But year after year their numbers get fewer
>Some day no one will march there at all
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