A war widow remembers the WAR Anzac Day march

Crikey readers talk Anzac Day around the world -- and right here at home.

What Anzac Day really means

Audrey Fry writes: Re. “Rundle: Anzac Day’s disjuncture from the bloody failure it represents” (Thursday). Guy Rundle’s piece on Women Against Rape bought back memories. I am a war widow, 91 years of age who remembers when Women Against Rape attempted to march on Anzac Day in the early 1980s to place a wreath in memory of the civilian victims of war. My husband, Ken Fry (with six years overseas active service in the AIF), was the federal member for Frazer at the time. He elected to place the wreath  on the War  Memorial in Canberra on behalf of the women, to avoid a confrontation with police. To his credit, Bill Hayden supported him in his decision to support the women‘s right to march, in spite of howls of outrage from the RSL and a flood of letters to the editor of The Canberra Times.

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One thought on “A war widow remembers the WAR Anzac Day march

  1. Malcolm Harrison

    no, we havent changed, but we havent gone backwards. We’re like this on purpose.

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