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Holding the High Ground: A History of Montecillo Veterans Home and Hospital 1918–2018

Christchurch author Billy Barnz is researching and writing an historical publication on the foundation and history of the Dunedin Montecillo War Veterans Home and Hospital.

The 'Holding the High Ground' project is multi-faceted. The history will cover ten major themes of life and work at Montecillo over the years: 

  • The origins
  • The organisation and governance
  • The Real estate
  • The residents
  • The staff
  • Supporters and friends
  • VIP visitors
  • Special events
  • Historical odds and ends
  • The centenary year.

The final publication will feature material and photographs from private and  approved public sources. The NZ Red Cross, The RNZRSA,  Defence Records, National Library, The Hocken Library and Archives New Zealand will be major contributors.

Date added: 18 December 2013 | Last updated: 19 July 2014