New Zealand Football Chatham Cup Reaches 100 Year Milestone

14 December 2022 marks 100 years since the crew of the HMS Chatham presented the Chatham Cup to the New Zealand Football Association. It all came about from the kindness that New Zealanders showed to the crew members during their time completing a tour of duty of the country over a three-year period from 1921 through to 1924. The crew had keen footballers on board who enjoyed fixtures against opposition at ports as the ship toured the country.

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Life on board a 2NZEF troop ship: cramped, concerts and “Crossing the Line”

Some of the first recordings sent back to New Zealand for radio broadcasts in late 1940 give some insight into life on board the troop ship on which the Broadcasting Unit was travelling, as part of the Third Echelon of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

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The history of history: New Zealand Wars Cinema and the Archives

Was Rewi’s Last Stand marketed in relation to WWII? What did American audiences make of Utu? Who played all the extra soldiers in Utu? What was in the lost 49 minutes of Rewi’s Last Stand? Research student Caitlin Lynch writes about her use of Ngā Taonga’s documentation archives for her Honours dissertation.

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