Private Cecil Malthus

Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Quinn’s Post was a far cry from the Nelson classroom where Malthus had once taught. He didn’t shy away from describing the horrors of war – but also praised the grit and generosity of his fellow soldiers.

Image: Portrait of Malthus taken while he was studying at Canterbury College c1912. Courtesy of Nigel Malthus Quotes: Cecil Malthus, Anzac: A Retrospect, Whitcombe & Tombs, 1965

Hear dramatic narrated extracts from Malthus’ own writing.

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