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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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Ngata’s defeat in the 1943 election

23 May, 2020 / Lachy Paterson

The 1943 election was significant for two related reasons for Māori. First, it was the fulfilment of T. W.

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‘Paikea’s Men’: Mobilising the Māori War Effort

11 May, 2020 / Angela Wanhalla

In a piece for Auckland Museum to mark Anzac Day 2020, historian Aroha Harris reflected on the long history of Māori mobilisation during war and peacetime.

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Māori Women in the Armed Forces

18 April, 2020 / Angela Wanhalla

Where are the accounts of Māori women in New Zealand’s history of military service? Of the many books published about New Zealand’s military history none are specifically dedicated to the story...

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More than a Game: a History of Māori hockey

12 April, 2020 / Maori Home Front

Easter weekend is normally the time for sports competitions, including hockey, but lockdown means that’s not happening at the moment.

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Jordan's Second Image

28 March, 2020 / Maori Home Front

In this second kōrero on Jordan Quinnell (Ngā Ruahine, Taranaki and Tūwharetoa), one of our Summer Scholarship recipients, we look at another image he created that has a very personal...

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The Trench Digger

22 March, 2020 / Maori Home Front

Over the break, Te Hau Kāinga had three students undertaking research projects as part of our  summer scholarships.

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The Kīngitanga and the World

19 March, 2020 / Connor Aston

World War Two presented an opportunity for the Kīngitanga to make connections internationally, once the United States had entered the war, and New Zealand became a rear base of sorts...

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