South Waikato delves into war history
History is in the making and it will be hitting the South Waikato next week.
The Waikato Museum is bringing a World War I[WWI] roadshow to Tokoroa and Putaruru where the untold stories of men and women who experienced WWI in the Waikato will be revealed.
Tokoroa RSA president Ken Reid has already been sought out by South Waikato residents to identify their unknown war objects. ‘‘A lot of this sort of stuff is scarce and a lot of people don’t know they have it,’’ he said.
And he welcomes anyone else who needs help.
While Reid is opting to discover what those objects are, the Waikato Museum hopes to create a story from them.
Waikato Museum director Cherie Meecham said information sourced from the public will help tell the Waikato story.
Meecham said information about the veterans is available on www.forustheyfell.org.nz but she hopes there is more to come.
‘‘With the help of the public, Waikato Museum intends to uncover the untold stories of the Great War.’’
During July the museum will visit towns across the Waikato/ Coromandel region to meet the community, demonstrate the website and ask people to share any stories or memorabilia from World War I.