Pictures by Stella Hinton, age 12
In 2015, Toitoi published a very special journal commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. In April 2021, members of the Devonport RSA read a selection of poems and stories from the journal. This collaboration between veterans and Aotearoa's young writers and artists aims to ensure that we never forget the sacrifice and bravery of our armed forces. You can listen to these recordings by clicking on the links below.
World War 2 Veteran and Devonport RSA member Ron Child reads from the Toitoi: Anzac Special Issue in 2021.Devonport RSA
Chris Mullane, Joy Mace and Ray (Red) Beatson, April 2021
Meet the members of the RSA
In April 2021, we had the privilege of working with members of the Devonport RSA to create some exciting new resources based off the Toitoi: Anzac Special Issue published in 2015.
Those participating read the journal and selected their favourite pieces to read aloud. You can listen to the accompanying audio by clicking through to the texts below. Each member also recorded an introduction to themselves, detailing their connection and history with the armed forces and their own experience of war.