Kōrero: Fijians

A wartime alliance

A wartime alliance

The chief of Vuci presents a tabua (whale’s tooth) to the commander of the 29th New Zealand Battalion. In the early stages of the Second World War, New Zealand soldiers were stationed in Fiji, which was an important staging post between combat zones in the Pacific. The New Zealand force was replaced by American troops in 1942.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Pacific story: a survey of the early history of the Third New Zealand Division. Wellington: Army Board, 1945, p. 25.

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Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - First waves of immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/803/a-wartime-alliance (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Jacqueline Leckie, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015