Bunty Preece

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Bunty Preece

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Biography of Alfred Preece of the 38 (Maori) Battalion

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Published 2012. ISBN 987-0-9876665-4-3

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Biography of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands, soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and tireless advocate for his people. His recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two and the effect of those two and a half years were but the beginning of a lifetime of dedication to the welfare of others. Told in both Maori and English it tells the first hand-experiences, some of them terrifying and others incredibly sad, of a young man at war.

Maori Translation by Kingi Ihaka