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From: Judith Harper <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Fw: war experiences
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 09:25:47 +1300
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Caro

Do you have sources for your information on this?

Judith Harper
Nelson, NZ



wrote:

>I have no idea whether this could be helpful for you, Paddy. It is part of
>an article I wrote about a resident where I live and sounds a little like
>what might have been your relative's experience. Just a possibility,
>anyway.
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> Cheers, Caro Deverson.
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> "During the war he was a radio operator down at Awarua near Bluff, which
>was run by the Post Office for the New Zealand Navy. It was a position not
>without danger. The work involved looking for boats in the southern ocean
>and intercepting messages from the Japanese and other enemy ships. Under
>international law they were spies and could have been shot as they were not
>uniformed military people. After some New Zealand coastguarders were killed
>by the Japanese on the Pacific Islands they became part of the military and
>therefore protected."
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