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Soldiers of the Māori Battalion

Soldiers of the Māori Battalion

The tribes of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa provided men for the 28th New Zealand Battalion (better known as the Māori Battalion) during the Second World War. Men of the battalion are pictured here at a transit camp in Egypt in 1941.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (PAColl-4161)
Reference: DA-06839

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Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Reconstruction and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4215/soldiers-of-the-maori-battalion (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017