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Monday, April 21, 2014 123036-v2 “SURGERY BY THE SEA” Martin Rees FRACS Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive Hand Surgeon. Marina Specialists First Floor, “Compass Building”, Ara Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay Marina. Ph 534 4040 Fax 537 0147 • www.plassurg.co.nz • EDI: marinasp 124197 “High quality surgery” MARINA PLASTIC SURGERY Facial Plastic Surgery for skin cancers, treatment of melanoma, BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma), SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) and various skin lesions Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Face lifts, neck lifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction, abdominoplasty, liposuction and liposculpture, hand surgery, injectable dermal fillers etc Mole Checks Vol 43, No 31 General 271 8000 ■ Classified 271 8055 ■ Delivery Enquiries 271 8014 ■ Website www.times.co.nz 123036 123036 Est. 1972 MULTI AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER INSIDE A practical education in warfare ......................... page 2 Domain closed for competition ............................ page 3 Readers’ letters to the editor ................................ page 4 Our Homes TODAY ......................................... pages 9-11 Classified advertising .................................... pages 12-14 Times Sport ..................................................... pages 15-16 By CHRIS HARROWELL MERV Appleton is paying artis- tic tribute to the young Kiwi and Australian soldiers who bravely answered the call to serve their country in World War I. The accomplished Eastern Beach artist is entering his original oil painting, entitled The Boys are Com- ing Home, into the annual Gallipoli Art Prize competition. The prestigious annual contest is run by the Gallipoli Memorial Club (GMC) in Sydney. It’s held to honour the sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers who fought overseas during World War I. The competition’s winner receives a cash first prize of AUS$20,000, in exchange for their artwork, chosen by a panel of three judges. Mr Appleton says he’s taking a dif- ferent approach this year than to his Gallipoli Art Prize entries in 2012 and 2013. “This one is about our soldiers returning home,” the former Buck- lands Beach Yacht Club commodore told the Times. “When the younger soldiers came back three or four years later, most of them were in a way much older men and had changed dramatically. “Many of them didn’t talk about the war, or found it difficult to speak about it.” Mr Appleton holds a strong con- nection to World War I through his great-uncle Charlie Appleton. The young Kiwi soldier served as a private in the Auckland Regiment during the eight-month Battle of Gal- lipoli in Turkey. He fought and died at Cape Helles in Turkey aged 22. Mr Appleton’s Gallipoli Art Prize entry depicts two returning Anzac soldiers disembarking from a steam train. They are walking toward a group of their welcoming relatives, hud- dled together under a gas lamp. The soldiers bear the scars of com- bat. One of them has a cast on his right leg and is walking with the aid of a crutch, while the other soldier’s head is bandaged. “What I tried to capture in the painting was two soldiers coming home from war and not knowing what to expect,” says Mr Appleton. “A lot of them had a long, hard road to recovery, and turned to their mates. That Anzac spirit of mateship came into it and the bond formed in the battle trenches.” Mr Appleton says life was extremely tough for the Anzac sol- diers who served overseas during World War I. “They were supplied with poor food and lived through a hell nobody could even imagine,” he says. “A lot of them signed up for the war when they were underage and they came back quite different men. “We’ve got to keep the memories of that and their sacrifice alive.” Each year on Anzac Day, April 25, Mr Appleton attends the dawn serv- ice at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He plans to do so again this year, unless his painting is named a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize competition. If it is, he hopes to fly to Sydney to hear the contest’s winner announced at a ceremony at the Gallipoli Memo- rial Club this Wednesday. A public exhibition of finalists’ works in the Gallipoli Art Prize competition displays at the Gallipoli Memorial Club in Sydney from April 24toMay4. Artist honours Anzacs WOUNDED WARRIORS: Eastern Beach artist Merv Appleton is entering his oil painting, entitled The Boys are Coming Home, into the prestigious annual Gallipoli Art Prize competition, held in Sydney. Times photo Wayne Martin WE WILL REMEMBER THEM Look out for the Times’ special souvenir ANZAC-themed edition this Thursday, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and is produced to honour the service of New Zealand’s military personnel over the past century.
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