Story: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars

Ngāpuhi nursing sisters, Whāngārei, 1901

Ngāpuhi nursing sisters, Whāngārei, 1901

This studio photo of the Ngāpuhi nursing sisters appeared in the Auckland Weekly News on 5 July 1901. According to the Weekly News, the women rode around Northland on horseback, ministering to the sick. In addition to training in first aid, the sisters raised funds to support the troops in the South African War. Their uniform was based on that of New Zealand's mounted troopers in South Africa.

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Monty Soutar, 'Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars - Māori and the South African War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36676/ngapuhi-nursing-sisters-whangarei-1901 (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Monty Soutar, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016