Story: Ward, Joseph George

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

The Pioneer (Maori) 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 Pioneer (Maori) Battalion.

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Michael Bassett. 'Ward, Joseph George', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2w9/ward-joseph-george (accessed 19 December 2018)