Diederich, Roy Edward, 1907?-1945 : Rough diary of Dundas trip with Des Scanlon

15-28 Apr 1927
Diederich, Roy Edward, 1907?-1945

The diary covers the period 15-28 Apr 1927 and was written in May 1927. Diederich and Scanlon set off to tramp across the Tararuas from Levin to Masterton. They became lost and a massive search took place; after 14 days they walked out. Comprises: diary (11 leaves); newspaper cuttings (15 leaves); notes and a list of searchers supplied by J Bafrie(?) constable, 28 Apr 1927. Newspaper cuttings describe the search.

Source of title - Title transcribed

Accompanying material - Accompanied by copies of letters from Mrs Findlay and Mrs Fitzgerald to the Library, giving details of the search, and the parties concerned

Diederich became a magistrate in Fiji. He enlisted in the New Zealand forces and was killed in Italy in Apr 1945. Scanlon became a Roman Catholic priest and died in Apr 1987 at Norfolk Island.

Quantity: 1 folder(s) (31 leaves). 0.01 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Holograph, typescript and printed matter

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