11 Jan 2015

National ANZAC Centre

While we were down south, as you can probably already tell, my family and I went to the National ANZAC Centre in Albany. Granted, it was a little on the expensive side, *cough* $70 for the 5 of us *cough*, but I think it was worth it.
Once we had payed, we were given a card with a picture of a soldier on it. Using this, we would follow their story around the centre, and find out at the end whether they survived the war or not. The card I was given was Gordon Charles Naley, who was one of the first Aboriginals to sign up. He survived the war but later died of respiratory complications.

After the tour, we went out to the front of the centre where they have these old tanks and guns and torpedoes from the war. Two of the machine guns were almost like toys; they had handles that, when turned, would turn the machine around or move the gun up and down. The boys had great fun on them, but of course I can't post any pictures as this is anonymous. (Also my computer has just stuffed up and I can't access any pictures at all. WHY?!?!?!)

Anyway, we all had a really fun time and I would highly recommend a visit to anyone who happens to find themselves in the area.

Lots of love, Little Robin


  1. Thankyou Little Robin for looking at Grandfather's story.

    1. Oh my gosh! I can't believe that's your grandfather!!! :D
      With stories about war, it's hard to comprehend it - sometimes it doesn't even seem real because it was such a big event - but when it connects to someone today (like you) all of a sudden it seems much more real. Do you know what I mean?
      Wow, this is amazing!
      Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

    2. Thankyou, it was my pleasure.