Story: Massey, William Ferguson

The Pioneer (Māori) Battalion performs a haka, France, 1918

The Māori (Pioneer) Battalion performs a haka, France, 1918

When Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey (right) and his deputy Joseph George Ward (second from right) visited New Zealand troops in France in 1918 they were greeted by a haka from the Māori (Pioneer) Battalion.

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Barry Gustafson. 'Massey, William Ferguson', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993, updated November, 2013. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)