Story: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars

The investiture of Ngārimu's Victoria Cross, 6 October 1943

This ceremony at Ruatōria on 6 October 1943 marked the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to Second Lieutenant Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu. The National Film Unit's film of the event was later shown to Māori Battalion soldiers during the Italian campaign.

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Reference: Weekly Review 112. National Film Unit, 1943

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Monty Soutar, 'Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars - Second World War: the Māori war effort', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/36692/the-investiture-of-ngarimus-victoria-cross-6-october-1943 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Monty Soutar, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016