Māori (Pioneer) Battalion veterans are welcomed home at Pūtiki Pā in Whanganui in 1919. After the initial welcome for the battalion in Auckland on 6 April 1919, the various units returned to their home regions. In each area they were welcomed back to their home marae. Parades and receptions involving official Pākehā dignitaries were held, but the most important events for the soldiers were the traditional welcomes by their own people.
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