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AROLD Tulloch and George Hol- return to their jobs ford were used to having as butchers, bakers, groprinter’s cers, farmers ink on their hands, not or printers. human blood. They would never marry; never father chilThe Dandenong lads worked together as dren and never be comforted by the warm emprinters at the Journal before they signed up brace of their mother’s arms. for war in 1914. The Journal and its rival newspaper at the Both soon found themselves in the hell time, the Dandenong Advertiser, that was Gallipoli. remain precious conduits of those men’s Harold and George survived voices, thoughts - as we know and remember to tell the tale and feelings. this Anzac Day, many did not. Through letters, diaries and messages home we have a graphic The carnage at Gallipoli, and moving account cated across Europe betweenwhich was repli- of the extraordinary as well as the more mun1914 and 1918, tore the heart out of many country towns like dane moments of life as a soldier during the Dandenong. Great War. Townsfolk farewelled One hundred years after the historic landas they embarked to fight their young men ing at Anzac Cove, this week’s Journal is lands surely knowing that in far-off foreign many would never devoted to honouring return. That they would and remembering never their boots and play country again pull on the locals who gave so much. football; never Lest we forget.

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said Dan“FIGHTING is like living,” Prince of ed denong’s supremely-skill Persia. arrived by Yaser Zomorodi, who the motto boat two years ago, learnt Sanda coach from renowned Kung Fu Iranian homeFreidon Maliki in his land. in “If you want to be successfulyou fighting, your life and in your mind is clear,” have to be relaxed. Your

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but also promoting it as a place whole community,” he said. for the homelessness, families affected by family violence, crime, On the Journal’s Facebook children gopage, ing to school hungry Brad Woodford said the etcetera? Grow sign was up and striking and impressive do the job you were elected and to nice touch to a spectacular added a do,” she said. new development. Cr Brown said he’d move a no“Finally, Dandenong has some co- tice of motion at the 13 July council lour and a place to be proud of,” he meeting calling for the letters to be said. removed because “a public burning “I am a big fan of it. And, would be in breach of a local law”. the record, I am not a bogan.” just for “It’s an ugly waste of civic space,” Sarah Whelan said the council had he said. more significant issues to address “I’m glad it’s going to than a sign Cr Brown be pulled deemed an down and removed abomination. but there are so many uses for those letters. only “Are you at all concerned with “Ultimately it’s a waste of money.”

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