DURIE HILL TOWER…

This tower was built as a memorial to the 513 people from the district who died in the First World War.  It is built with cemented marine sandstone from a nearby quarry.  Unfortunately this tower is 104 feet high with a spiral of 176 steps to the top, and with my fear of heights I haven’t been able to photograph the view from the top… The sandstone is estimated to be more than 2 million years old.

 

LEST WE FORGET…

ANZAC
an old man
remembers

ANZAC Day is a day on which Australians and New Zealanders remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

(Robert Laurence Binyon ‘For the Fallen’)