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Trevor Whaley - Papers on 3rd New Zealand Division, 1943 - 2003

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  • Description

    Papers relating mostly to the 3rd New Zealand Division which saw active service in the Pacific during the Second World War. Includes correspondence and notes on Bourail Monument, the history of the Division, Major-General Sir Harold Barrowclough, and Major-General Walter S. McKinnon.

    Folder 1 -- Graduation List (photocopy) for Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific, 1 May 1944. (27 leaves)

    Folder 2 -- Correspondence regarding NZ Military Cemetery at Bourail, New Calidonia and caretaker M. Quenneville, 1968. (8 letters)

    Folder 3 -- Papers regarding Bourail Memorial. Includes photographs, lists of names, Service Order of Dedication, Letters regarding Captain Jean Gilbert (some in French), the Bourail Memorial Register, Information on numbers buried at Bourail, and Copies of Decrees regarding land (some in French).

    Folder 4 -- Correspondence regarding erecting a plaque to 3NZ Army Division in Honiara, Solomon Islands, 1987 - 1988.

    Folder 5 -- Miscellaneous papers. Includes Correspondence and papers regarding 'Canteen Notes' 1994, Article 'Kiwis ashore - The Battle for Mono' by John Crawford from NZ Defence Quarterly, Summer 1993, Various parts of Newsletters some from 1994, and letter regarding VJ parade in Auckland, 24 August 1995.

    Folder 6 -- Miscellaneous papers. Includes List of 'Units of 3NZ Division and Base and 2NZEFIP' (typescript, 4 leaves), List of 'Unofficial histories of 3NZ Division' (typescript; 1 leaf), and Text of news item regarding landing at Treasuries 17 November 1943 and Air raid on Stirling Island 12 January 1944 (typescript; 1 leaf).

    Folder 7 -- Correspondence between Sonia Lacabanne, New Caledonia, and Trevor Whaley, 2000-2003, regarding publishing book on 3NZ Division and visit to NZ. File labelled 'NECAL'.

    Folder 8 -- Miscellaneous papers regarding history of 3NZ Division.Includes papers by Maj-Gen Sir H.E. Barrowclough, Brig R.A. Row, Trevor Whaley, Oliver A. Gillespie, Captain Stanford, and Bernard Hillier, NZ High Commissioner in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Subjects include 2NZEF, 3NZ Division, Treasury Island, Stirling Island, Solomon Islands, Fanning Island, Sir Harold Barrowclough, and the war in the Pacific.

    Folder 9 -- Correspondence regarding Major General Walter S. McKinnon. Includes biographical and service information and obituary, 1998.

  • Other Id

    3440 (Presto content ID)

    MS-2004-8 (Reference Number)

    40312 (DBTextworks system ID)

    2004/8 (Registration number)

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  • Name/Title
    Trevor Whaley - Papers on 3rd New Zealand Division, 1943 - 2003
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  • Physical Description

    1 box containing 9 folders

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  • Credit Line
    Donated by Trevor Whaley on or about 13 August 2003.
  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023
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