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Earle George Barbarich Jnr.
Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:22am
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Found this plaque on a big Beech tree about 3km from any track or road.



The dog and I sat here and kept him company for a while, enjoying the surroundings and wondering about how he came to be here, who was he and out of all the tree's in all the forrest how i came to be standing here infront of this one...........

Does anyone know about Earle and his memorial plaque?
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:53am
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No idea but I wonder whether this is the same person?
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:53am
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Here's a start.

Second to back row, second from left.

http://www.oldfriends.co.nz/InstitutionPhotoView.aspx?id=45157
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:56am
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Is he the guy that put out the sika deer calender?  

A few years ago now. From memory he drowned at Lake Waiarapa.
  

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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:58am
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Good find, BC. Could very well be the same person as in my link as that would make him 9 years old in your link which looks around the age those children are.
  

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We could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5.
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Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 10:09am
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Earle drowned on Lake Wairarapa on 31 August 1995 along with his good friend Tim Harington from DOC and Alison Morton from WRC. They were carrying out a wetland bird survey at the time and were in a 12 foot alloy dingy with an outboard motor.
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Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 10:47am
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RIP
I remember now that I met him a couple of times in the Ruahines. I think with his wife. He was into photography as I recall.
The last time I met him he had just opened up a side track off a very well known tramping track, that we still use from time to time for a hunt. Cooch was there last week.
  

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Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:22pm
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Rifleman publications.  A fine photographer.  I think his wife/partner continued the business.  And Tim Harrington was a real nice bloke.
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Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2010 at 9:49pm
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Thanks for the replies, Earles plaque is in an amaizing place, well positioned and thought out, a photographer would be very happy to rest there.

Rest in piece Earle.
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 22nd, 2010 at 12:03am
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Reply #10 - Apr 22nd, 2010 at 1:33am
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RIP Earle, Tim & Alison.
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 26th, 2010 at 8:31pm
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interesting find savage, his sika calender was superb! rip earle.
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 29th, 2010 at 8:09am
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Earl was a top man , he and his wife autographed my Sika calander depending on who took the photo , they argued over one photo so they both signed it for me ,it is the only calander they signed and is a treasure .
I was on the way to the Kawekas and stopped off at Matamata for breakfast , where I read of Earl's death. I sat there blubbing over my eggs , the poor waitress asked me if I had burnt my tongue !  Cry
A good man and a timely reminder of how dangerous shallow lakes can be .
  

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Reply #13 - Sep 7th, 2010 at 2:52am
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Hi all I am the friend who had the plaque made for Earle jnr. His father myself and other friends hunted that area on and off for a number of years. His dad and I were in the army together at Waiouru and although we shifted away we would all met at the Rangipo Dam and head in for sometimes 5 or 6 days. When we lost Earle on the Lake we returned to that area about a month later and I had the plaque made and we chose that particular area as we called it The Wallows. From that point we cut several hunting tracks(sorry DOC) and it seemed a fitting place to put the plque. I am pleased someone has mentioned it, as you would have liked and embraced Earle as we did.We plan to rtn this summer to tidy up our campsite not far fm the Wallows as some fellow hunters have used and abused the site.  Would be nice to see you there and exchange stories,tales and more tales.
  
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Reply #14 - Sep 7th, 2010 at 5:28am
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Hi Bluebell. The name "the Wallows" is a very fitting name for that area, and the wallow the plaque is looking over had a good turning over this April gone too, i never managed to catch up with the animal doing it though.
Since i found the plaque, i've started refering to it as "Earle's saddle".
I've been wandering around that area off and on for the last 4-5 years, i've never seen anyone else in there, not even boot prints! I haven't come across your campsite or tracks either, probably because i walk in from a different direction. I did try to head in from Rangipo one time but the going got pretty rough and i never made it that far.
I'd like to chat further about the area sometime, let me know if you'd like a hand to clean up the campsite also, i'd be happy to help out.

Cheers, Blair.
  

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