Story: Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro

Māori soldiers play ti rākau, Cairo, 1941

Māori soldiers play ti rākau, Cairo, 1941

Soldiers from the 28th (Māori) Battalion choir play ti rākau games to music at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. The soldiers were entertaining the congregation by demonstrating Māori games and music.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-01475-F

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Traditional Māori games – ngā tākaro - Stick games, string games, poi and haka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39349/maori-soldiers-play-ti-rakau-cairo-1941 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013