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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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Champion Māori Hockey Teams, 1936

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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Tainui Maori performing action songs for United States servicemen at Ngaruawahia. Ref: 1/4-000349-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

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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For Kīngi and Country

28 February, 2020 / Maori Home Front

We are really pleased to show you the Summer Internship report from Connor Aston (Ngāti Ruanui), a History student based at Waikato University.

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'Tātou Tātou, Altogether': Māori Workers & Unions on the WWII Home Front (2)

20 February, 2020 / Ross Webb

Part II: Organised labour, Tūtaki and shearers on the home front The preceding blogpost looked at the early work of the New Zealand Workers Union (NZWU) and its principal Māori leader,...

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‘Tātau Tātau, Altogether’: Māori workers & unions on the WWII home front (1)

17 February, 2020 / Ross Webb

The story of Māori workers and unions during World War II is not well known.

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‘Our Girl’: The Y.W.C.A. and Pacific women in Auckland, 1939-1945.

13 February, 2020 / Alice Taylor

The Young Woman’s Christian Association’s (Y. W. C. A) support for New Zealand’s involvement in the Second World War was complex.

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The Chatham Islands Secret Airbase

22 January, 2020 / Rosey Anderson

The Chatham Islands, some eight-hundred kilometres east of New Zealand, are home to around 600 people.

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