Hillybilllies of Mangawai; 17-150
Hillybilllies of MangawaiAbout this object
The Mangawai Home Guard members during WW2 were known as Hillybillies. The Home Guard was formed to include Kaiwaka, Hakaru and Mangawhai. It was under the leadership of Captain R D Leslie, Lieutenant E Bagnall and included D Lawrence, C Stewart, H C Paikea and R L Balderston.
They are shown riding away from Mangawai Village.