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Remember Me:
Letters from our men at the Front

“Good bye for the present and please remember me to the others…”

So wrote Major William Henry Cunningham on the eve of the Wanganui ANZAC’s departure for war in October 1914. 

62 letters and telegrams contain unique and candid insights into life on the front line for the officers and men from Whanganui covering the First World War..

As part of the Wanganui community’s commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of World War One, the letters will be released on the Ngā Ripo o Mua Ripples of the Past database on the one hundredth anniversary of their creation.

The letters and telegrams can be accessed online at:

Each item has been transcribed and made word searchable with help from volunteers from the Wanganui community including Scott Flutey and Andrea Cade.




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 W. H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy - Whanganui History Seminars; May, June, July.

Wanganui District Library in partnership with Massey University are excited to present a range of Whanganui history seminars taking place in May, June and July 2015.

‘World War One and Society’ is the theme for the first 2015 seminar series. This partnership aims to raise awareness of the presence of history in the local community as well as celebrating students embarking on careers in the rich field of New Zealand historical research.

Click here for a full programme of our Whanganui History Seminar series - Nau Mai, Haere Mai.

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