Story: Te iwi Māori kei ngā tāone

Anne Delamere me ōna kākahu rite o te WAAF

Anne Delamere me ōna kākahu rite o te WAAF

Ka maumahara a Anne Delamere: ‘Nineteen forty-two ka haere mai au ki Pōneke ka whakauru ki te puni wāhine o te wāhanga rererangi i Rongotai [Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF)]. Nō muri mai, ka uru au ki ngā mahi patu wāea. Ka haria, kia tohutohungia mātou i te Poutāpeta ki ērā mahi – Telecommunications Branch. I tae au ki te tūranga haihana (sergeant); ā i reira tonu au i te tau tahi mano, iwa rau, rima-tekau. Kua mutu kē te whawhai. Heoi anō, he mahi tōtika, he pai, ka noho tonu au.’

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Paul Meredith, 'Te iwi Māori kei ngā tāone - Te noho tāone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3568/anne-delamere-me-ona-kakahu-rite-o-te-waaf (accessed 21 February 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015