Research into the men and women listed as "killed in action" during the First World War on war memorials in Upper Clutha, published into a book titled Courageous and Free in November 2016.
Some members of the Wanaka Genealogy Club and the Upper Clutha Historical Records Society commenced a project to produce a photo book on the lives of the First World War soldiers and women whose names appear on the local war memorials in the Upper Clutha District, but never returned alive to their homes and loved ones.
The book, Courageous and Free, was released in November 2016.
The area covered by this project includes Makarora, Hawea, Hawea Flat, Tarras, Wanaka, Albert Town, Cardrona, Luggate, and Queensberry.
A Committee under the leadership of Louise Primrose, was formed to manage this project and to carry on the research that had already been commenced by some local researchers.
From Hawea Flat – G Gunn, J (or T) Brown, and W Perkins.
From Wanaka – John Smith, and Smith J (is this the same person?). One John Smith has been identified but who is the other?
It is intended that any surplus funds raised from the sale of the proposed book will be donated to the Returned Services Association for welfare purposes.