The return of the 28th Māori Battalion was eagerly awaited by whānau on Pipitea wharf. When the soldiers disembarked they were given a welcome by Ngāti Pōneke. The Second World War was a catalyst for Māori migration to the cities.
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Reference: Weekly Review 232. National Film Unit, 1946
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