They Trained Hard
100 men training in Aldershot.
Against the government’s will
They thought as hard as they trained
Against the enemy of the South African war.
By Ceethu, 14 years old
In time of war we saw
In the time of war we saw
People heading really far to
Protect their land from a scar.
A gun longer than a tail that won’t let
You fail, a bullet no larger than a nail.
A big tutorial taken by men
To build the
Great war memorial
By Kyle, 14 years old
I Remember When
I remember when the world was peaceful
And only love, and heartfelt memories
This is the truth about war
This is acknowledgement
This will be remembered.
By Jad, 14 years old
Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Scarred Trees: To continue to the next historic location on the Parracons Poetry Path, descend the stairs to the north of the memorial and down to a large grassy expanse, across the Crescent. Take the road by the river left, up past a small parking bay. By a set of stairs leading back upward you will find a lone stringybark tree, one of several ‘Scarred Trees’ in Parramatta Park.