Canadian Family Finds World War I Letter from a South Australian Girl

Posted by admin on Jun 18, 2012

It was September 5, 1915, and as Australian soldiers fought on the beaches of Gallipoli, thousands of kilometres away in South Australia – cocooned from the bloodshed – Delellis Marguerite Reid put pen to paper.

“I am sending you a few wildflowers just in remembrance of our Dear Sunny Australia,” wrote the Orroroo 12-year-old in a letter to a Canadian penpal, Mabel.

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