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Mrs Peni Hokianga, o£ Onuku, forwards us the following letter from her nephew, Corporal Ringi Otere, who is with the Maori Contingent of the New Zealand Forces :—

March 19, 1916.

" Your letter catne to hand yesterday with sister Wall's, and I was very glad to hear from you. Well, we are having a jolly good time now. I suppose you have beard of the evacuation of the Dardanelles, or read in the papers about it. Well, you know, it was a marvellous bit of work done at that evacuation. They, got everybody away with few casualties. I thought when we came off there would be a good many chaps who would not reach the boats, but they all got on and came away safe. There is no news up here at present, and I am just waiting for this war to come to au end, which, I think, will-not be very long now. I can't let you know where we are just at present, but I am in the same place as when I wrote last. We are leaving here in a very short time, then I might let you know when | we get there, for we are not allowed to tell. Remember that badge on St. Patrick's Day. Everybody was try-! ing to get it from me. No more news. Remember me to Tommy Billy and Mr and Mrs Robertson Tell them that George is quite well Best wishes to all. Kia ora."

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LETTERS FROM THE FRONT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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LETTERS FROM THE FRONT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3545, 12 May 1916

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