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.
28th Maori Battalion. ‘We will lose some of the most promising of our young leaders,’ wrote Sir Āpirana Ngata, 'but we will gain the respect of our Pakeha brothers and the future of our race as a respected part of the New Zealand people.' 3600 men served voluntarily with the Māori Battalion, 649 were killed,1712 were wounded and 237 were taken prisoner. This casualty rate was 50% higher than the average for the NZ infantry battalions. Give your opinion or add information.
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.
Tama Tū | Short Film | NZ On Screen
Tama Tū - Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence, the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu (sign) brings them back to reality, and they gather to say a karakia before returning to the fray. Director Taika Waititi describes the soldiers as young men with "a special bond, strengthened by their character, their culture and each other." Shot in the rubble of the old Wellington Hospital, Tama Tū won international…
Te Hokowhitu a Tu - The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
Maori soldiers signing up for the First World War representing a formidable fighting force - Te Hokiwhitu a Tu, or the Seventy twice-told warriors of the war god, Tumatauenga. Prejudice kept the Maori Pioneer Battalion well back from the front lines as support troops, but their war efforts won them rights as full citizens of their homelands. Drawing on rare archival material and previously unpublished diaries and letters, Te Hokowhitu a Tu is the authoritative account of Maori and Pacific…