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New book: 'More True Tales of Great Barrier Island'

posted Jul 11, 2014, 5:34 PM by Rendt Aotea

More True Tales
The books are available from the history society for $35, various shops on the island and various outlets on the mainland including 'Boat Books' at Westhaven. 
To order a book or books from the Great Barrier Island History Research Society contact Lyn Oxborough, the society's treasurer, either by phoning her 09-4290895 or emailinfo@greatbarrierislandhistory.org
Postage within New Zealand is $6.50 for either 1 or 2 books. Any bigger orders best to contact Lyn.
The book is 220 A4 pages, colour on the outside and inside of the front and back cover, and good quality black and white pages within. There are 100 short stories about the island by about 70 contributors, along with over 350 images.

Freightlink Cartage Ltd., have kindly donated the cost of getting the books from Auckland to the island which is most appreciated. (Thank you David Hyland of Freightlink, also Mike Cockroft, Ashleigh Stevenson and Jean Goodbrand for helping organise it).                

For those overseas who want to contact Lyn about ordering the book, the full phone number for New Zealand is 00-64-9-4290895.

WW1 Great Barrier Island Soldiers

posted Jul 11, 2014, 5:28 PM by Rendt Aotea

The WW1 exhibition at the Aotea Art Gallery has now ended, and we would like to thank all those who contributed information and articles for this.
In particular, we would like to extend our gratitude to Jan and Murray Willis for their display of memorabilia, which included guns, photographs, medals and detailed information.  
Thank you to all the families who provided photographs and information about their loved ones, just having a photo of the young men who gave their lives in WW1 put a human face to the War and made the exhibition a very emotional one for those families and anyone reading their plight.

Radio interview

posted Sep 11, 2011, 8:30 PM by Admin Moderator

Following the 31 August AGM, Don Armitage and Karen Cook spoke live on Great Barrier Island's radio Aotea FM about the History Research Group and the upcoming launch of the book True Tales. You can listen to the interview again here.

posted Sep 11, 2011, 8:30 PM by Admin Moderator

The financial year is from July 1st 2013 to June 30th 2014.

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