You may recall in the news recently accounts of kōiwi (bones) and tūpāpaku (bodies) being repatriated from Austria.
Munitions factories were important sites of Māori labour during the war.
On 6 October 1943, a multitude of people assembled at Whakarua Park, Ruatōria [Ruatōrea] to attend the posthumous investiture of the Victoria Cross to Second Lieutenant Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu.
In January 1943, Paraire Paikea, the Minister in Charge of the Māori War Effort, asserted that, through the work of the Māori War Effort Organisation that he headed, Māori had...
Another Waitangi Day has just come and gone.
Numerous Māori urban cultural groups were founded during the Second World War, sometimes based around a hostel, a sport, or a workplace.
The empathy of those on the home front during World War II can be felt with the establishment of the ‘Heritage’ movement through which philanthropic work was set in place...
Missionaries learning and preaching in te reo Māori was a fundamental factor in Māori converting to Christianity in the nineteenth century; they also reached out to Māori through print, with...
In 1941 a dedicated fundraising appeal from the Native Schools raised over £900 to purchase and equip a mobile canteen for the Māori Battalion.
World War II shaped the everyday lives of people in communities far from the fighting front lines.