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Ngāti Raukawa service

Unknown, photographer (1914-1918). Five service personnel on board RMS Rotorua. Pirimi Tahiwi first on the left holds camera. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira, A. G. Macdonald Album 2 \u003ca href=\"\"\u003e ‘PH-ALB-546-p24-8’\u003c/a\u003e

Unknown, photographer (1914-1918). Five service personnel on board RMS Rotorua. Pirimi Tahiwi first on the left holds camera. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira, A. G. Macdonald Album 2 ‘PH-ALB-546-p24-8’

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. No known copyright restrictions.
Involved in the Ngāti Raukawa Treaty claim process, ngā hapū o Kereru claimant Te Kenehi Teira started to consider the extent and significance of Ngāti Raukawa participation in 20th century wars. While Iwi on the East Coast were well-known for having fought overseas (eg C Company, Māori battalion), what was Ngāti Raukawa's story?

At the beginning of the substantive hearings at Hato Paora College on 13th March 2020, Te Kenehi put the idea to the Waitangi Tribunal which  responded positively - thus this research project had its genesis.  The  Wai 2200 inquiry relates to the Porirua ki Manawatu inquiry district - including Ngati Raukawa, Te Atiawa and Muaupoko. The inquiry is covering a wide range of issues relating to whenua, waterways and tino rangatiratanga. Research reports are funded by Crown Forestry Rental Trust for the whanau, hapu, iwi and the Waitangi Tribunal to learn about their history including grievances.

The report - "Ngati Raukawa and 20th Century Wars, Ngā Pakanga o te Ao, Participation, Price and Post-War Experience" - has provided an opportunity for many whānau to share stories about participation in war, which when compiled, creates a bigger picture of the Ngāti Raukawa and affiliated iwi and hapū involvement in war, and its impact on their people and community.

Further Resources:

Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins. Ngāti Raukawa Sacrifice and Suffering in 20th Century Wars. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. First published: 23 August 2022.

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PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C117749AndersonBoydArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945449259 
C34359ArmstrongAlexanderArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945, World War I, 1914-191816/250, 805566 
C102199ArmstrongWilliam HenryArmyWorld War I, 1914-191862903 
C128840BakerNohinohi MahimaArmyJayforce, 1945-1948, Jayforce, 1945-1948816630 
C128842BakerPeter WakefieldArmyJayforce, 1945-1948, Jayforce, 1945-1948816655 
199010BakerRaumoa MatengaArmyKorean War, 1950-1953, Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960206989 
C128765BellBenjamin RanieraArmyWorld War II, 1939-194539747 
C128824BellCharles RangiririArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945, Korean War, 1950-1953805188, 206126 
201950BevanEdward PerekiNavyRegular Military Service646954 
C38468BevanHenry RaymondArmyWorld War I, 1914-191810/1741 
148992BevanLeslie CharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945260446 
122903BevanLlewellyn ManuitiArmyWorld War II, 1939-194516401 
C34334BevanMatthewArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/252 
130009BevanRichard PakiraArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945554626 
C128852BlackmoreRaymondArmyJayforce, 1945-1948816641 
C119686BrightwellMurray RichardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945631478 
C116089BrownRobertArmyWorld War II, 1939-194539044 
C119691CarkeekManukiaoArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945804674 
76479CarkeekRikihanaArmyWorld War II, 1939-194527441 
C34379CarkeekRikihanaArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/256 

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