The Camps

Between 1942 and 1943 over 15,000 American troops were stationed at Camp Russell (now Queen Elizabeth Park), Camp Mackay (now Whareroa Farm) and Camp Paekākāriki (now Paekākāriki village). The camps went up in a record six weeks, bringing monumental social change to the whole Wellington region and in particular, Paekākāriki and its people. Arrangements to supply the troops included vast market gardens and warehouses.

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Related Pages

The Camps

Camp Mackay

Camp Russell

Camp Paekākāriki

External Links

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The Camps in New Zealand