B Company, 22nd reinforcements, on the Rimutaka Hill, 1917. The men are wearing toitoi on their hats. 00-38/16.digital
In January 1916 the biggest
army training camp in New Zealand opened in Featherston. The camp
occupied the land on both sides of the main road between Featherston and
Tauherenikau. In 1916 the camp was the biggest settlement in the
Wairarapa at a time when Masterton’s population was 5,500. It covered
almost 30 hectares. Today there is only a memorial to the camp by State
One of the prettiest weddings which has taken place on the East
Coast, for a long time, was celebrated on Wednesday last, at Homewood,
the residence of Mrs Tatham.
The contracting parties were Nehemiah, youngest son of the late Nehemiah
McRae, Esq., of Nelson, and Effie Mabel, second daughter of the late
Frederic E. Tatham, of Homewood. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr J. H. Tatham, was dressed in soft white silk trimmed with lace insertion, and wore
the usual bridal veil and orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss
Ivy Tatham, sister of the
bride, and Miss Marjorie Ward, niece of the bridegroom, and were
prettily attired in white silk dresses. The bouquets, which were carried
by bride and bridesmaids, were composed of white roses, syringa, and
maiden hair fern.
The bridegroom was attended by Hugh Morrison, Esq., of Blairlogie, as best man. The bridegroom's present to
the bride w…
Masterton's main street was a sorry sight yesterday.
With huge piles of brick and masonry sprawling across the footpaths and roadway, shattered shop windows, and trailing high-tension lines, the condition of the mile-long thoroughfare was testimony to the intensity of the previous night's earthquake. In the residential areas householders suffered considerable damage to property, and it appears that Masterton took the main shock. Miraculously no casualties of any sort have been reported.