Kōrero: Asian conflicts

Māori gun crew in Korea, 1953 (2 o 4)

Māori gun crew in Korea, 1953

A Māori gun crew from 162nd Battery of the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery, smile for the camera in Korea in 1953.  From left are gunners P. Te Kani, W. Martin, J. J. Hudson and B. Manga, and Lance Bombardier J. T. Popata. In contrast to the world wars there were no formal Māori units in Korea. Officially Māori and Pākehā served together. Despite this, Māori often informally organised themselves into gun crews or other small units. For some Pākehā serving in mixed units it was their first experience of extended contact with Māori. Although the Māori migration to the cities had begun by the early 1950s, the majority of Māori still lived in rural areas, such as the East Coast and Northland.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: K-2007-F

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, 'Asian conflicts - Kayforce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34526/maori-gun-crew-in-korea-1953 (accessed 15 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 27 Feb 2016