Maori Soldiers WWI & WWII

Collection by Alex Ritai

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Portrait of two Privates of the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries. Ww1 History, Military History, Modern History, World War One, First World, Commonwealth, Anzac Day, Kiwiana, Wwii

Portrait of two Privates of the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion

Portrait of two Privates of the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries.

Māori Battalion, Second World War – Māori–Pākehā relations – Te . Military Photos, Military History, Ww1 Pictures, Ww2 Photos, Nz History, Maori People, Polynesian Art, Maori Designs, Brothers In Arms

Māori Battalion, Second World War

'Eyes left!' Soldiers of 28 (Māori) Battalion march in a ceremonial parade by New Zealand infantry in the Volturno Valley, Italy, in May 1944. The Māori Battalion's reputation for courage and audacity was well-known both to their enemies and throughout the Allied forces. It greatly ...

Italian Vintage Photographs ~ ~ A group of 28 (Maori) Battalion soldiers drive along a street in Sora, June Nz History, History Online, Italian Campaign, Maori People, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, In Memory Of Dad, Anzac Day, Kiwiana

The Maori Battalion in Sora, Italian campaign

A group of 28 (Maori) Battalion soldiers drive along a street in Sora, June 1944.

This photo was taken in Egypt in 1941 during World War II. It is the Maori Battalion, an infantry battalion from the New Zealand Army. Invention Of Photography, Nz History, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Military Police, Army, Military History, World War Two, Historical Photos

Māori and the Second World War - Māori and the Second World War

Despite some opposition, nearly 16,000 Māori enlisted for service during the Second World War. By 1945, 28 (Maori) Battalion had became one of New Zealand's most celebrated and decorated units. But Māori contributed to the war effort in many different ways, at home and overseas.

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries. World War One, First World, Soldier Silhouette, Maori People, Anzac Day, Military History, Black History, Wwii, New Zealand

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries.

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries. World War One, First World, Soldier Silhouette, Maori People, Anzac Day, Military History, Black History, Wwii, New Zealand

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent

Portrait of Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent. New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion - a combination of Anzac and memorial photographs included in the Coming Home virtual exhibition by Auckland City Libraries.

Captain Charles Upham (centre) and his platoon November 1941 after receiving his first Victoria Cross and before he would receive his second. Nz History, History Online, Soldier Silhouette, Me 262, Anzac Day, 22 November, Kiwiana, Military Equipment, British Army

Charles Upham VC and Bar

Double Victoria Cross winner Charles Upham pictured with members of his platoon in North Africa, November 1941.

Ko te Hokowhitu-a-Tū e haka ana mō te kīngi o Kirihi i Helwan i Ihipa. Polynesian People, Polynesian Art, West Papua, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, Maori Art, World War Two, New Day, Wwii

DA-01226-F / He waiata, he haka nā Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū / Ngā whakaahua / Pāpāho / Kāinga - Kia Mau

Unique collections and resources from Auckland Libraries research centres and heritage collections. World War One, First World, Soldier Silhouette, Maori People, West Papua, Kiwiana, Lest We Forget, Cook Islands

Remembering tūpuna who served in the First World War

During the First World War, over 2,000 Māori served under the Native Contingent and the Māori Pioneer Battalion. Conscription of Māori did n...