Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Winning Coffs Anzac Essay Focuses on NZ

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Winning Coffs Anzac Essay Focuses on NZ

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Byline: KIRA LOVE

'SHOCKED and excited' is how Brianna Hindmarsh reacted to her victory.

The Year 12 Coffs Harbour Senior College student edged out her rivals to win the Coffs Harbour Anzac essay competition.

The modern history student spent the school holidays working on the piece that also won her $500.

"The essay focuses on New Zealand's contribution to Anzac tradition," Miss Hindmarsh said.

"The Anzacs were bold and ferocious in the face of battle, and ready to hold steadfast.

"It was said by a prominent war historian, 'Anzac Day now belongs to the past and during the war all energy was concentrated on the future but the influence of the Gallipoli campaign, upon national life of Australia and New Zealand, has been far too deep to fade'.

"This sentiment has clearly resounded through the decades that have passed and will continue to resonate for decades to come in both New Zealand and Australia," the essay read.

Coffs Harbour RSL sub-branch president Bob Payne said all entries were of a high quality. …

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