Anyway, on one wall I caught a glimpse of “Aust Force” and had to laugh at our boys from the First AIF who were stationed at Mena Camp in 1914-15. Then they showed another name, Sister MT Martin 6.2.15. She had to be an Aussie. Quick search and sure enough Mary Therese Martin from Newcastle was a member of the AANS.
She looks like a spirited woman, one who obviously had no trouble climbing up the Grand Gallery and most likely up rickety wooden ladders to get into the small space of the top chambers – in a long skirt! Bet she never thought that a hundred years later her handwriting would be seen by the whole of her country.