Camp Life

The camps were like towns, supplied by New Zealand’s Public Works Department with roads, electricity, fresh water and sewage disposal. Food was abundant, brought by rail and road from farms, including huge special vegetable gardens in Horowhenua. It was kept in refrigerated stores.

Medical and dental services provided for bodily needs while chaplains ministered to the spirit. Personal needs and wants could be bought at the Post Exchange (PX) stores, one of them in a farm shearing shed. However, discipline was strict and enforced by a stay in the brig (lock-up).

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