Simpson and the Donkey by Steven  Agius

Photo taken at the War Memorial in Canberra this statue of Simpson and the Donkey is in memory of this great digger during the first world war in 1915 this Private used he’s donkey to carry water up Shrapnel Gully to the troops above, and then bringing back down wounded soldiers on his donkey to the beach on Anzac Cove. Unfortunately in less than four weeks this man was fatally wounded on the19th of may 1915.


  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful image!

  • Thanks very much Ellen.

    – Steven Agius

  • izzymary2
    izzymary2almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Steven and appreciate the history behind it .

  • Thankyou Mary, much appreciated.

    – Steven Agius

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful picture and man Steven.

  • Thankyou Sharon.

    – Steven Agius

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the shot and history Steven

  • Thankyou Larry.

    – Steven Agius

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Steven. Shot, Post, and History.

  • Thankyou Bill.

    – Steven Agius

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardalmost 6 years ago

    I think he was awarded the victorian cross also???? not sure on that one!My memory of the war studies are a bit vauge these days im sad to say! These images really make an aussie proud great work my friend

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Butch Thanks very much, not to sure either about the Victorian Cross but I think this could be possible the plate for this statue didnt have anything about it though cheers my friend.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    great job

  • Thankyou very much Antanas.

    – Steven Agius

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    powerful image Steven,,and thanks for the story behind it,,,

  • Hi Wendy Thankyou, much appreciated.

    – Steven Agius

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 6 years ago

    John Simpson Kirkpatrick was born in South Shields, County Durham in 1892.
    He’s a Geordie, local lad, from South Shields.
    Cheers Neil

  • Hi Neil Thanks for the info this wasn’t stated on the plaque it’s very much appreciated.

    – Steven Agius

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