Question 036

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QUESTION:

What year was Motuihe Island purchased by the NZ Government and what was it to be used for?

ANSWER:

This cemetery is on Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, and is approximately 16 kilometres from Auckland, east of Rangitoto. The cemetery is located at Cemetery Point, at the north end of the island. The island was purchased by the New Zealand government in 1873 for use as a quarantine station. It was used as an internment camp during the 1914-1918 War, and was known as H.M.S. “Tamaki” in both World Wars. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.

REFERENCES:

 http://www.wargraves.co.nz/Auckland/Motuihe%20Island%20Cemetery/list.htm

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3 Responses to Question 036

  1. Albie Cross says:

    purchased by the Crown in 1872 initially used as a quarantine station and internment camp for prisoners of war and commissioned in 1941 as a Naval training establishment .

  2. zl1arb says:

    Purchased by NZ Govt in 1912 as Port Quarantine Station and temporary home Felix Von Luckner. On 11 Dec, 1940, cabinet approved transfer to the NZ Division of the Royal Navy in order to meet Adiralty demands for a major increase in trained Officers and ratings. On 14 January, 1941, it was commissioned as HMS Tamaki and the following week the first intake of 179 trainees began arriving on “the Rock.”

    Peter Smith

  3. Trev Appleton says:

    = What year was Motuihe Island purchased by the NZ Government and what was it to be used for? = AR

    1873 for use as a quarantine station.
    Used as an internment camp during World War I.
    With the outbreak of World War II, the buildings became a naval training base, HMNZS Tamaki, and a number of newer buildings were added. The base remained a navy training ground until 1963, when its functions were moved to the North Shore mainland.

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