The baking of delicious Anzac biscuits is one tradition that won’t be impacted in 2020 despite the social distancing restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19.
Burren Junction Public School students were recently asked to share their family’s recipes and baking photos.
Student Harry Powell shared this treasured recipe that has been in his family since World War 1.
The recipe was passed down by the late Betty Brown, a former Wee Waa resident and Harry’s great-grandmother.
Betty’s mother Eva Gilmore, of Queensland, baked the biscuits during The Great War for soldiers as part of her role with the Red Cross as well as knitting socks for care packages.
Betty’s husband Flight Officer Gerald Brown was a Rear Gunner of ‘G’ for George during World War II – the veteran Lancaster aircraft is now on display in the Australian War Memorial.
There’s no doubt Harry’s family has a strong and decorated history of military representation and on Anzac Day he will also be paying tribute to his great-grandfather Sergeant Maurice Powell who served in World War II.To order photos from this page click here