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Remembering Manurewa’s soldiers

Published: 1 December 2015
From left: Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton with board members George Hawkins and Simeon Brown.

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New book commemorates WW1 Manurewa's soldiers.

Manurewa RSA, Manurewa Local Board and the local community have launched the limited-edition book Manurewa’s Soldiers: Manurewa During the First World War.

The book is a collection of stories about the experiences of local soldiers and their families during the Great War.

Great War had significant effect on Manurewa

Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela Dalton says the war was a very real backdrop to life for Manurewa residents, regardless of their distance from the front lines.

“This book is a fine way to commemorate the contribution of Manurewa’s soldiers and their families,” she says.

“It’s an insightful look at a Manurewa that is very different from the one we know today. Much credit goes to editor Bruce Ringer, the RSA and of course our fallen soldiers and their families for sharing these stories.”

500 copies published

Five hundred copies of the book have been published, with some going to local schools and libraries.