The Kokoda Track was each man's nightmare as they struggled through the mud
News from Home was always welcome in the Middle East
Ivy and her sister Dorothy (left) worked tirelessly helping women on the home front. Many families lived with the strain of not knowing if their loved ones would return. Ivy and Dorothy delivered several 'death' telegrams.
When most girls had left school by the age of 14, Ivy's thirst for education presented difficulties for a young girl living on a farm outside a far western New South Wales town. But Ivy was determined to get the best education she could.
Serving the families left behind
Forbes School 1927
Working tirelessly for the men on the front line
The freezing desert nights, the lack of supplies and the delays in mail delivery meant that the men of the 2/14th, serving in the Middle East, appreciated any news from home. The chance to hear broadcasts from the B B C was always welcome.
Albert Moore wrote of the Kokoda track, The heat was sickening, the entire jungle being saturated with mould and wet undergrowth, hampered our way.