John Hellard AWMM
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- WWI 59320 AWMM
- WWII 2/5c/52 AWMM
- WWII 522896 AWMM
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W.F. Christie (father), 28 Russell Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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Member of the New Zealand Alpine Club:
"With the death last year of Jack Christie at the age of 88, the NZAC, which he joined in 1933, lost one of its oldest members. Wellington born and educated, he spent two years on active service in the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force. At the end of hostilities he enterprisingly made an extensive tour of Europe. On returning he enrolled at the School of Engineering at Canterbury College from which he joined the Public Works Department.
When the Tararua Tramping Club was formed in 1919 Jack attended its inaugural meeting and was a foundation member. Over the years he tramped and climbed in most of the North Island back country. When transferred to the building of the Waitaki hydro dam, he led a party in 1931 on the first traverse of the mountains between Lake Hauroko and Dusky Sound.
Jack will be remembered above all for the notable length of his active association with the mountains and the varied nature of his interests from exploration and climbing to hut building, rescue work, committee membership and research of mountain history. His name is perpetuated in Christie Falls, a spectacular cascade in Falls Creek near its junction with the Hollyford River on the Milford Road."
(from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1986) AWMM
Age 88 AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
70: 8 AWMM
- New Zealand Alpine journal AWMM
The New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1986 (includes photograph) AWMM
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