Kōrero: First World War

Pioneer Battalion performing a haka

Pioneer Battalion performing a haka

By 30 June 1918, when this photograph was taken, the Māori (Pioneer) Battalion had become an all-Māori unit. Here, members of the battalion perform a haka for Prime Minister William Massey and Joseph Ward, Liberal Party leader and deputy prime minister. The two politicians made three trips to Europe during and immediately after the war, and while they were there they visited the troops on the Western Front.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, RSA Collection
Reference: 1/2-013282-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Preparing for the European campaign', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34117/pioneer-battalion-performing-a-haka (accessed 28 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012