Maddie, Paddington 1981, Anzac Day

Maddie, Paddington 1981, Anzac Day

Before he died, my father helped build the war memorial on Cooks Hill at Ithaca. We didn’t have money to contribute but he helped clear the land to make way for the cenotaph and plaque. It’s the only World War I monument that has a clock, and you can understand why there aren’t others. The dead don’t need to know the time. I don’t know why the town of Ithaca thought they might.

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