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  • Four Browne brothers die in WW1 – the Piha connection

    As part of the Herald series of articles about WW1, the story was told of the four Browne brothers who died in WW1. All four died within a two year period. A fifth brother, Edward or ‘Ted’, also served but came home safely. Ted became the proprietor of the Piha boarding house in 1936 and ran it until ... Read more
  • Anzacs from Piha

    The attached article I wrote was printed in the Herald on Sunday today (21 April 2013) in preparation for Anzac Day later this week. Based on the WW1 Roll of Honour on Lion Rock, it tells the stories of three of the men who went to the First World War from Piha: Charlie Cowan, Jack O’Donnell and ... Read more