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Hunt for Mangaia’s Soldiers

Wednesday 10 October 2018 | Written by Richard Moore | Published in Local

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Hunt for Mangaia’s Soldiers
Cate Walker and Paul Morrissey at the newly-restored memorial to Lance Corporal Mata Metuatane. Morrissey discovered the headstone, partially submerged on the bank near the cemetery, during a clean-up two years ago. Walker said: “We retrieved it and contacted the family who have given us permission (to work on the headstone) and they are very grateful. It is now back where it belongs.” 18100917

Australian businesswoman and champion of the Nikao Cemetery Restoration Project, Cate Walker is flying out to Mangaia today to document the graves of 44 World War I soldiers there.

Australian businesswoman and champion of the Nikao Cemetery Restoration Project, Cate Walker is flying out to Mangaia today to document the graves of 44 World War I soldiers there.


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