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Now that Vienna has fallen...

06 December, 2022 / Lachy Paterson

You may recall in the news recently accounts of kōiwi (bones) and tūpāpaku (bodies) being repatriated from Austria.

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21 May, 2022 / Sarah Christie

Munitions factories were important sites of Māori labour during the war.

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The Ngārimu V.C. Celebration, 1943.

23 April, 2022 / Lachy Paterson

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.

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A Dispute in the Bush

07 March, 2022 / Lachy Paterson

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...

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Māori and the 1940 Centennial

13 February, 2022 / Lachy Paterson

Another Waitangi Day has just come and gone.

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The Ngāti Ōtautahi Māori Association

18 December, 2021 / Angela Wanhalla

  Numerous Māori urban cultural groups were founded during the Second World War, sometimes based around a hostel, a sport, or a workplace.

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Heritage Children

03 December, 2021 / Erica Newman

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...

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Te reo Māori and the Presbyterian Church (1945)

12 November, 2021 / Lachy Paterson

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...

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Te Rau Aroha – The Mobile Canteen During and After the War

07 November, 2021 / Sarah Christie

In 1941 a dedicated fundraising appeal from the Native Schools raised over £900 to purchase and equip a mobile canteen for the Māori Battalion.

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He Tohu Aroha – Fundraising for the Mobile Canteen

27 October, 2021 / Saran Christie

World War II shaped the everyday lives of people in communities far from the fighting front lines.

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