Kōrero: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi

Ngā tapuwae o te Ope Rua Teku Mā Waru, ngā tau 1941-45

E whakaatu ana tēnei mahere whenua i ngā tapuwae i takahia e te Ope Māori Rua Tekau Mā Waru ki roto o Īhipa (Māehe i te tau 1941) ā tae rawa ki roto o Ītari i te Tīhema o te tau 1945. I te tau 1940 ka tonoa te ope Māori ki Ingarangi hei wawao atu i ngā Tiamana. Kātahi rātou ka nekehia ki Īhipa. Ko ōna whawhai tuatahi i tū i ngā kōkiri a te Tiamana ki Kirihi me Kiriti i te tau 1941. Nō muri i ana whawhai ki Ripia, ka tukuna te ope taua ki Syria mai i te Maehe ki te Hune o te tau 1942. I muri ka whakahoki wawetia ki Ihipa, ā, ka whai wāhi rātou ki te toatanga i Arameina me te pananga o te hoariri mai i Āwherika ki te Raki. I muri mai ko te kakari ki Ītari mō te tau me te hāwhe, ā, mutu rawa atu i te marama o Mei 1945. Nō te Hānuere o te tau 1946 i hoki ai te Ope Māori ki te wā kāinga.

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Monty Soutar, 'Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi - Te Ope Taua 28', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/36693/nga-tapuwae-o-te-ope-rua-teku-ma-waru-nga-tau-1941-45 (accessed 20 September 2019)

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