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Postby Steve_Butler » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:37 am

dec 28th updated and will continue to update this page frequently

http://www.nzmr.org/updates.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:29 am

January 2nd
Updated with a map of Russell's Top August 1915 - this map forwarded by Jeff - a small explanation carried on the page:

http://www.nzmr.org/updates.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:50 pm

Pleased to be able to start posting some of Donna Nobilo's fine product.

Donna and Ivan reproduce NZMR tack literally right down to the specially re-forged rivet heads and saddle tree speces.

This is craftsmanship at the highest level.
Items will be posted as they come to hand - special request contact Donna direct her NZMR saddle and business contacts on our Memorial Troopers page at:

http://www.nzmr.org/action.htm

also I have posted Donna's *new* tack at:

http://www.nzmr.org/updates.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:33 am

On some browsers the "Russell's Top" interactive map was moving too fast and hard to control - therefore I have rewritten the program to compensate for this - hopefully the map works better now - Please let me know if you have any trouble with it - or indeed with any of the items on site (different computer/software/browser combinations produce variables at times - if I know about them I will be able to track it and rewrite the software where applicable)

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Postby Steve_Butler » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:03 pm

Thanks fellow mounteds - things are going on behind the Forum scene here - I am getting material for the site from a number of people - Thanks Donna and Bill, Wayne and Jeff - I have been a little busy with the "real world" :lol: over the last week or so - I promise to attack the back-log of info you guys are sending shortly
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Postby Steve_Butler » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:22 pm

Finally, nearing the month of May 07 I have finally posted up Donna's great piece on the "Soldier's Memorial" erected on the Great South Road at Otahuhu.

Thanks Donna

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http://www.nzmr.org/otahuhu.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:31 pm

I intend to develop Jack Currie's fine photographs shortly - but in the meantime I have created a new image for the "sinai.htm" page

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Postby Steve_Butler » Wed May 09, 2007 4:41 pm

updated the interactive map page by adding the first half of the first chapter of "The New Zealnders in Sinai and Palestine"

http://www.nzmr.org/campaigns.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Mon May 28, 2007 11:47 am

"Cry Havoc and let slip the dog's of war"
No subtlety portrayed here in this recently found piece of postal history that has come to hand.
With Maori facial moko tattooing, Huia feathers and greenstone Hei Tiki- A colonial British Bulldog stands his ground in this patriotic 1914 postcard.
"Te Toa" written in Maori translates to: "The Brave".
For those interested in the above quote. The word "Havoc" was an old English command to engage in battle - and the line comes from Shakespear's Julius Ceaser - where Anthony speaks:
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Just thought I'd throw in a bita cultcha!

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Postby Steve_Butler » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:49 pm

a number of items placed on the updates page, and have now been placed throughout the site:

German Postcard of Kurdish Cavalry being deployed to Gallipoli.

Two sets of commerative NZ ANZAC postage stamps - 1965 and 1936.

Item on Sir Henry Kelliher - former Trooper with the OMR.

photograph of the 24th Reinforcements Badge.
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Postby Steve_Butler » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:12 pm

Updated the Canterbury MR page with some nice photos of embarkation from the records of the local daily paper.

http://www.nzmr.org/canterbury.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:51 pm

as of July new upadtes avaiable on the UPDATES PAGE
not least the news of getting the diaries of Lieutenant Colonel McCarroll from the Kauri Museum
go to our new diary layout at:
http://www.nzmr.org/mccarroll.htm

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Postby Steve_Butler » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:09 am

First I have to apologise to Wayne Sailyard about the delay in getting his material up to standard and on the site proper.
However there has been such a rush of material and of course you all understand the restrictions of the working week - But I have decided to enter the Malta Island Hospitals subject through the:
http://www.nzmr.org/lists.htm
that way the list of all NZEF soldiers are recorded here
http://www.nzmr.org/malta_dead.html
and I can develop a more comprehensive page here later
http://www.nzmr.org/malta.htm

I know this page has only gone to this stage as yet and the many images Wayne has sent are still sitting in the wings - but I hope you guys can wait a "little" longer for Wayne's great work to be displayed.

My attentioned is centred on the McCarroll Diaries and unfortunately I only have a limited time to work to transcribe them before they have to be handed back - but there is some good stuff in here that nobody has seen written out for 92 years. Certainly these have never been transcribed before (otherwise I wouldn't spend my waking hours doing it.

A Starter page is under way. Here again pages for McCarroll and The BWI and Jewish Legion are being "attacked" progressively - please bear with me they will become more professional as time permits.

http://www.nzmr.org/lists.htm

http://www.nzmr.org/mccarroll.htm
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Postby Steve_Butler » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:13 pm

Thanks to Greg and the boys who backed up the site we have most of our posts back.
Unfortunately posts made this week have been lost - but that is little price to pay
However I see that a new members name has been lost - so if you can read this "Len" please re-enter your name.

Oh and Donna you will have to repost your last post as well - sorry.

so new updates at the horse page:
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Re: newsletter page updates

Postby Steve_Butler » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:20 am

Now added to the http://www.nzmr.org/museum.htm page

Matakohe's Favourite Son.
The small hamlet of Matakohe lies at the heart of Northlands famous giant Kauri Forests of Otamatea and Kaipara. From this timber and farming area came the nations first New Zealand born Prime Minister, Gordon Coates.
He became Prime Minister on the 30th May 1925. Coates won the parliamentary seat of Kaipara on the second ballot on 14 December 1911. He was to represent the seat until his death in 1942 . He was to serve as a portfolio minister on a number of occasions throughout his long career.
Coates the farmer and mounted rifleman became a leader who began to put in place a road, rail and electricity infrastructure that New Zealand has benefited from ever since.
Coates had married Marguerite Coles in 1914, and had five daughters.
He left politics to serve his country in the Great War and departed for France with the infantry’s 19th Reinforcements to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in November 1916, and was later posted as second in command of the 15th (North Auckland) Company of the 1st Battalion of the Auckland Infantry Regiment. During his time at war he won a Military Cross at La Basseville.

Otamatea Mounted Rifles successor was James McCarroll who went on to command the Auckland Mounted Rifles during the Palestine Campaign.
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A life sized Kauri wood carving bust and framed photograph of Gordon Coates take pride of place among a photograph collection of Mounted Rifles images on permanent display at the Kauri Museum, Northland.
Joseph (Gordon) Coates was born in 1878 and at just 12 years of age joined the Otamatea Mounted Rifles. He rose in rank to lead the Otamatea men before he joined Parliament in 1912.
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