Letter, Director of New Zealand Forestry, W.W.II; New Zealand Government; 24.04....
Letter, Director of New Zealand Forestry, W.W.IIAbout this object
Letter; dated 24 April 1940 from the New Zealand Director of Forestry to the British Forestry Commission introducing Officers of the State Forest Service who were members of the Forestry Corps, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. One of the officers was Mataura local, Quarter Master, Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Thomas G. Quilter who has also signed the letter.
Here is a link to Thomas' life story.
Peter McKelvey has written an essay on the history of the New Zealand Army's three Forestry Companies (11th, 12th and 13th) during World War Two. The reference is:
McKelvey Peter, 'New Zealand Foresters at War', New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume 45(4), February 2001, 34-39.
processed material, paperMeasurements
h 335mm x w 215mm
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type