Local History

Waikato-Tainui oral historian Tom Roa says local memories of the war horses have been retained – and he has heard old people talk of this.

In February 1916, the Auckland Star reported on ‘Waikato’s Big Contribution’ in the purchase of horses for the war effort. This news clip (below) is also on show on the NZ History website. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/purchasing-waikato-horses-war


news item