Saturday, 4 October 2014

Miners in Khaki: New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company (NZETC)

NZ Tunnelling Company
Sons of Empire, Tauranga Public Lecture Series 


Miners in Khaki: New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company (NZETC)

Sue Baker Wilson
Wednesday 8 October, 6.30pm
Venue: Tauranga Bongard Centre, Lecture Theatre 104
Bookings essential Email nyree@waikato.ac.nz or phone 027 286 7454

Overview
During WWI miners and employees of Public Works Departments throughout New Zealand were recruited to form the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company. Their skills were needed on the Western Front where the stalemate on the surface forced parts of the war underground. This talk provides insights into the lives of those who responded to the ‘Empire’s Call’ for miners to serve a hazardous underground war.

About the Presenter
Sue Baker Wilson is a member of Waihi Heritage Vision, and the key driver of the group’s
New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company project.

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