Saturday 6th February 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds
Diary of an ANZAC
Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.
'I went out to the pyramid camp at Mena with Ralph Clark and we had a good time, we had tea at the 2nd Field Ambulance mess room with some friends of my mates. We got a donkey each and rode around the Sphinx, the price of the ride was 1 piaster each. It was pretty dark and we could not see much of the place, although the ride was a novel one. The little village near the road is very interesting, all the establishments have typical Australian names*.'
*The presence of the AIF had a great impact on the local landscape.
For the classroom: Why would local businesses have ‘typical Australian names’?