Anzac Reflections — the man, the donkey, and the quail

Keith Westwater
3 min readApr 15, 2024
Sculpture of a wounded soldier astride a donkey being led by a medical corpsman
The Man with the Donkey, Pukeahu National Memorial Park, Wellington, NZ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons)

The bronze sculpture of The Man with the Donkey, by Paul Walshe, depicts New Zealand Medical Corps stretcher bearer Richard Henderson and his donkey carrying a wounded soldier from the battlefield at Galliopli in 1915. Henderson…

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Keith Westwater

Writer of personal essays, poems, wine stories. Published memoirist and poet (5 books). Master of Letters (CQU, Australia). Lives in Wellington, New Zealand.