Kōrero: Bennett, Charles Moihi Te Arawaka

Charles Bennett addressing a reunion of the Māori Battalion

Hear Charles Bennett addressing a 1964 reunion of the Maori Battalion. He discusses the proud war record of the battalion, and race relations in New Zealand. He asks why Maori should be treated as second-rate citizens, when they were first-rate soldiers. (5 min 27 sec)

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Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero
Reference: T384

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Angela Ballara. 'Bennett, Charles Moihi Te Arawaka', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/5b23/bennett-charles-moihi-te-arawaka (accessed 27 July 2021)