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End of the Gallipoli Campaign

Between May and December 1915 a number of Remuera men fought and perished at Gallipoli.

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Remuera Returned Soldiers Social Club 1932-2002

The Remuera Returned Soldiers Social Club was founded in 1932 by Sir George Richardson.

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Cotter House

The story of Cotter House begins in 1847 with an enterprising English colonist named Joseph Newman who came to New Zealand in 1840. 

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Demolition of Hanna Block at King’s School

The demolition of the Hanna Block at King's School in Remuera is going ahead, following a decision by the council's...

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Obituary David Roy Simmons MBE

David Simmons, Remuera resident and a distinguished New Zealand scholar and author. 

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WW1 Arthur Gordon Ballantine

Arthur Gordon Ballantine was born in 1892 in Auckland.

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WW1 Private James John Parker 12/213

Private James John Parker was born on 27 June 1894 in Brooklyn, New York City.

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WW1 Lieutenant Herbert George Richardson

Herbert Richardson was the son of George James and Margaret Edith Richardson

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WW1 Vincent and Lionel Hall

Vincent John Baird Hall was a teacher at New Plymouth Boys High School.

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WW1 Lieutenant Frederick Arthur Airey 30102

Frederick Airey was born in Auckland on 9 May 1892, the son of Margaret Avon Airey and Walter Henry Airey.

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WW1 Major General Sir George Spafford Richardson

George Richardson was born in Northampton, UK in 1868.

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WW1 William Strachan Chambers Harris

Strachan (as he was known) was born in Christchurch on 22 February 1895 to Bessie Caroline Emily and George Harris.

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Vanishing Villas – Houses Removed or Demolished in Remuera

Many streets in Remuera are over 100 years old.

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Coolangatta

Coolangatta was demolished in the early morning without warning two weeks before Christmas on 9 December 2006.

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WW1 The Birnie Boys

The seven Birnie boys were born across 15 years to John and Agnes Birnie of 11 O’Rorke Ave, Remuera.

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Remuera Library

The first Remuera library was opened in 1915 in a building which served as offices of the former Remuera Road Board.

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WW1 Catherine Amelia Williams

Catherine Amelia Williams was born on 28 August 1885 in Auckland.

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WW1 Jessie Rachel Law

Jessie Rachel Law lived many years in Remuera but was born in Wellington on 15 May 1891.

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WW1 Lewin Maughan Barnett

Lewin Barnett’s military record says he was born in Auckland but his birth is not officially recorded anywhere in New Zealand.

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College Rifles – Honouring Their History Today

We went to College Rifles in Haast St, Remuera, on the 16th April 2015.

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College Rifles — Remembering Gallipoli and WW1

Come to College Rifles in Haast St, Remuera for a visit to their newly expanded museum commemorating their members who went to the two world wars.

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WW1 Flight Lieutenant Thomas Grey Culling DSC — New Zealand’s First Air Ace

Thomas Culling holds two distinguished titles in New Zealand aviation history.

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WW1 Stuart Graham Templeton Reid

Graham Reid was well known in Remuera.

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