Story: Ngāti Porou

VC award ceremony

VC award ceremony

Ngāti Porou made a major contribution to the 28th New Zealand (Māori) Battalion which fought with great distinction in the Second World War. The only Victoria Cross won in the battalion was posthumously awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu at a gathering in Ruatōria in October 1943. Over 1,000 school students attended the hui, which was photographed by John Pascoe.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - New leaders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017