Anzac Day in Albany – in pictures | News


For the soldiers of the first convoy, Albany was the last time they would see Australia. Alan Henderson of the 7th Battalion had run out of black ink as he noted in his diary the events of 1 November 1914. ‘A red letter day in truth. I haven’t got any black ink but I think this day deserves red. We left this morning. It was a glorious morning, sunny and calm … This is, I think the last of Australia. God bless all while we are away.’ Henderson was killed on Gallipoli during the first days of fighting and his name is commemorated at the Lone Pine memorial. Guardian Australia photographer Mike Bowers went back to Albany to photograph the dawn service and the Anzac Day march 104 years after Alan Henderson departed Australia



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