History of our coastline – Makara

A great write up of history along our coastline and how the Makara area was deeply involved in defending Wellington in times of war.

These previously unpublished photographs of the Home Guard offer a rare candid view of an often-overlooked part of New Zealand’s experience during the Second World War. Far from being a safe sideshow, with limited resources these men bravely faced a genuine threat and were prepared to defend their homeland against enemy invasion. I found these […]

via Defending Wellington: The Home Guard at Makara — History Geek

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