Helena Marion Barnard – The Gingernut Lady

Last month we published Was the “real” Anzac biscuit … a gingernut? 

Helena Marion Barnard, from Taranaki, received the British Empire Medal for baking the gingernut biscuit which was enjoyed by soldiers in the trenches from Gallipoli to the Western Front during WWI. After we published the blog, Maryanne Sanders – a great grandchild to Barnard – sent us a beautiful poem and photograph about this inspirational lady:

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