Beyond Kokoda

“History students from six local high schools;

  • Bankstown Grammar
  • Birrong Girls High School
  • Chester Hill High School
  • La Salle College
  • Malek Fahd Islamic School
  • St Euphemia College

were joined by mums and dads, seniors and veterans at yesterday’s event,” Mr Clare said.

“Everyone who came along made a gold coin donation, helping us raise $850 for Legacy – the charity that assists ex-service men and women, and their families.

“The documentary, Beyond Kokoda, which will be released for sale next Anzac Day was incredibly moving. There was a lot of emotion in the audience and many tears were shed,” Mr Clare said.

Birrong Girls High School teacher, Victor Davidson said, “At one point when I was feeling emotional myself I looked along the row and noticed most of my girls were wiping their eyes too. Extension History was never more powerfully informed and enriched than in Bankstown Town Hall today.”

The highlight was at the end of the documentary when the audience heard from our own local Kokoda hero, 85 year old, Norman Ensor.

Media Contact: Chris Zogopoulos Phone: (02) 9790 2466