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medal, campaign

On display
human history
  • Other Name

    New Zealand Medal, New Zealand Wars (1860-1872) (descriptive name)

    Rawiri maki, No 2 Coy., Forest Rangers (associated name)

  • Description

    New Zealand Medal, New Zealand Wars (1860-1872)

    Medal awarded to Rawiri Maki, No 2 Company, New Zealand Forest Rangers, NZ Wars

    circular silver medal; straight ornamental (fern fronds) swiveling suspender; with with small piece of medal ribbon (not original)

    obverse: diademed head of Queen Victoria with a veil covering the back of her head; around the head is the legend: VICTORIA : D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D

    reverse: at centre a laurel wreath; above and below are the words: NEW ZEALAND / VIRTUTIS HONOR (Honour of Valour)

    ribbon: dark blue with a red stripe (10mm wide) down centre

    named on edge: RAWIRI MAKI NO. 2 COY. FOREST RANGERS

  • Place
  • Associated Place
  • Accession Date
    Circa 1965
  • Other Id

    N1694 (numismatics)

  • Department
  • Display Room
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Images and documents



  • Display location

    Pou Maumahara drawer bank 2, drawer E, medal position 23

  • Credit Line
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1694
  • Primary Maker

     J S Wyon (Medallist)

     A B Wyon (Medallist)

  • Place
  • Date
  • Associated Notes

    New Zealand Medal, New Zealand Wars (1860-1872)

    Medal awarded to Rawiri Maki, No 2 Company, New Zealand Forest Rangers.

    Maki was a member of the Corps of Guides attached to Gustavus von Tempsky's No 2 Company of Forest Rangers. He also served with the Native Contingent, and although the naming on the medal refers to his service with the Forest Rangers, his medal claim refers to actions at Waerenga-a-hika (November 1865), Paparatu (20th July 1868) and Ruakituri (8.8.1868) which occurred after the Forest Rangers had been disbanded.

    Address at time of claim: Melrose, Devonport, Auckland (C/- George Hill)

    Medal issued: 21/9/1914

    File references: medal reference: 3613; Archives New Zealand file: AD32/1238

    ref. Richard Stowers New Zealand Medal to Colonials, 10th edition.

  • Associated Event
    New Zealand Wars
  • Associated Person

     Pte Rawiri Maki (Medallist)

     Forest Rangers (Medallist)

  • Associated Place
  • Associated Date
  • Period
  • Signature/marks

    J. & AB. WYON SC. (medallist's name)

    VIRTUTIS HONOR (motto)

    RAWIRI MAKI NO. 2 COY. FOREST RANGERS (recipient's name)

  • Media/Materials
  • Measurement Description
    medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide
  • Measurement Reading

    36mm (Medal)

    32mm (ribbon)

  • Classification
  • Media/Materials Notes



  • Last Update
    19 Mar 2024

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