Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Māori Battalion returns

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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Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Māori migrate to the cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010