Friday 5 February 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
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.

    Elevated view of the tent and horse lines of the 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), as seen from the roof of the mess room. Elevated view of the tent and horse lines of the 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), as seen from the roof of the mess room. P00046.009
        

    '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’?