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The Forgotten Māori Battalion?

24 October, 2020 / Lachy Paterson

The 28 (Maori) Battalion is justly famous for its daring exploits and sacrifices in North Africa and Italy.

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Māori Farmers and the War Effort

17 October, 2020 / Ross Webb

In July 1940, Wiremu Tau Hapa of Ōtangaroa wrote to Prime Minister Peter Fraser offering land and labour for the war effort.

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Embroidered with love and goodwill: The Manutūkē Māori Mothers’ Union

07 October, 2020 / Rosemary Anderson

In recent months there has been a flurry of activity in the fight against Covid-19.

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‘A real war job at last'?

03 September, 2020 / Angela Wanhalla

Angela Wanhalla, one of the primary investigators of the Te Hau Kāinga project, gave a talk at the National Library on 2 September, 2020 on "'A real war job at...

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The Māori Conference of October 1944

22 August, 2020 / Lachy Paterson

In 18-20 October 1944, over 400 delegates from iwi across the country assembled together in the Ngati-Poneke Hall in Wellington.

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The Māori Hostel Movement

16 August, 2020 / Emma Campbell

During the Second World War, many young Māori moved to cities from largely rural areas to work in essential industries.

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Summer Scholarships 2020

11 August, 2020 / Maori Home Front

Are you a Māori university student? Would you like to a do a research project over summer – and get paid for it?  The Te Hau Kāinga: Māori Home Front...

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Mere Nūtana and the Tāmaki Māori Women’s Welfare League

10 July, 2020 / Angela Wanhalla

Numerous Māori-led organisations were established during the war years. These groups often combined patriotic and fund-raising activities with political advocacy and cultural performance.

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The Bay of Islands Epidemic of 1941

06 June, 2020 / Lachy Paterson

The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has been described, perhaps accurately, as a one-in-100 years event, but New Zealand has a number of “scares” and lockdowns because of infectious diseases during its...

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Māori and the Home Guard: ‘tribal leadership (consistent with military efficiency)’

02 June, 2020 / Ross Webb

That Māori served overseas in a separate unit, the 28th Maori Battalion, is relatively well known.

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