Photos of recent events
Book Launch at Callaway House
(Video clips still to be attached)
Callaway House, 5 km north of Coromandel Town. Built in the 1840's it is one of New Zealand's oldest residential buildings. Walter Callaway was born and raised in this home.
Rawinia McLean leading a waiata at the start of the launch
Historian and layout editor - Richard Stowers
Callaway family member and family historian - Sue Dixon
Author - Mike Dwight
Ros Poulgrain playing Callaway's violin - a 1762 instrument
Mike and his wife Margot (who launched the book)
M.C., Bryan Phillips, with Mike and Margot
Signing newly launched book alongside Callaway House
The marquee was pitched alongside Callaway House and overlooked the sea at Kikawhakarere.
Mike with his family - Tom, Emily and wife,Margot - standing next to the verandah of Callaway House
Walter Callaway Trail Launch
Photos related to Callaway's past
Callaway House on the shore on the left of the picture and Coromandel Town on the right
Callaway off to war
Callaway and the 1st Contingent marching from Karori Camp to the Wellington wharf in October 1899
Cape Town base
Kiwis at the Maitland Camp outside Cape Town
'The opposing force'
Boers ready for action
1st place of action
Colesberg,close to the Freet State border,under Boer occupation
1st significant battle for the New Zealanders
Battle of New Zealand Hill, 15 January 1900. This hill is still still keeps it name today.
Back from battle
New Zealand troops returning from the Battle of New Zealand Hill
The fall of Pretoria
British troops entering Pretoria in June 1900
Sergeant Major Callaway ready to depart on his second stint of service in March 1901
South Africa 1900
Over 8,000 blockhouses were built in a vast network across SA, in an attempt to contain the guerilla warfare
7th Contingent on the move
New Zealand's 7th Contingent saddling up and ready to move.
Scorched Earth Policy
Over 3.6 million Boer sheep were slaughtered as part of the much reviled Scorched Earth Policy
Kiwis in South Africa being transported on the trains. Notice their iconic slouch hates
The troop ships
Members of New Zealand's 9th Contingent disembarking in Dunedin
The long sea voyage
During the duration of the war, Callaway travelled to South Africa on three consecutive occasions. Most volunteers served only once.
A few of the above-listed images are included in 'Walter Callaway - Maori Warrior of the Boer War'. The book itself includes pictures on almost every second page. If interested to see more, and if interested to own your own copy then you can order a book by clicking here.