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Based on conversations with Doreen Devereux Pollard (nee Armstrong), topics covered include information on pa, a massacre on 'Maori Hill', Pungarehu, 'mysterious trenches' , urupa, a description of Pungarehu in the 1920s, family life, Parihaka, memories of the farm, family information, the tollgate, Maori/Pakeha relations and interaction, gardening, depression schemes, rock carvings etc. While primarily Doreen Pollard's memories, the notes also include comments contributed by others.
The research notes were compiled by Coral Beadle. The finished work illustrates the history of the Pungarehu area from the late 1880s to C1970.
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A copy of a reminiscence by Jessie Lancaster (nee Cassie) recalling the Cassie family at Braeside, Newall Road, Warea.
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