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The Gisborne Photo News



Pictures from the Past


Ngatiporou officers and NCO's of the Second Maori Contingent, 1st NZEF, pictured in Egypt in 1915. In front are Lieut A. Kohere (died of wounds in 1916 in the Somme area) and Captain P. Kaa (killed in action in 1917 near Ploegstreet woods in France). At rear are from left, the late Sgt N. Petiha, the late CSM R. Pakura, Lieut C. Goldsmith, Te Araroa, and CSM T. R. Tamepo, Te Puia, the last two being the only surviving members of the group. (Picture from L. Goldsmith).


Members of the Wairoa Municipal Band photographed in 1954. Back row: B. Gordon, J. Haynes, R. D. Moore, F. Hitchener, (drum major), M. Peet, D. Beer, G. Groves. Middle row: E. Groves, R. Beets, M. Kauhe, C. Coyle, W. Mitchell, W. E. Burch (secretary). Front row: S. Deacon (treasurer), C. Kauhe, W. Horton, R. Moore (conductor), J. Kirk (deputy-conductor), J. Groves, E. J. Swan (president). Front: B. Kent, J. Thomson. (Picture from W. E. Burch).