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Whare Taputoro

Maori Pioneer Battalion; reinforcements, Wanganui and West Coast (North Island) Platoons - Photographer unidentified. From left to right, Back row: N Taiaroa, H Tanguru, N Potaka, R Tamakehu, H Erueti, D Te Huna, K Te Huia. Third row: Kahukura, T Hiri, P Timoti, Rangi (the bugler), W Rangitauira, C Tawhati, D Tonihi, P Haami, Tom Kingi, R Wheato, T Kaiwhare.Second row: W Taputoro, K Huirua, R Marumaru, T Te Hina, P Katene, A Phillips. Seated: Rangi Pokiha, Pirihira Kingi, R Tapa, R Tuatini, Mrs Tuatini, Lieutenant H Omana, Sergeant J Omana, B Stubbins, Hori Tinirau. Image kindly provided by Alexander Turnbull Library Ref: 1/1-021303-G.No known copyright restrcitions.

Maori Pioneer Battalion; reinforcements, Wanganui and West Coast (North Island) Platoons - Photograp …

Identity

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    Whare AWMM
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    Taputoro AWMM
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    WWI 60539 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    WW1 Mrs Hera Tepeo (mother), Kaiwhaiki, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      78: 20 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (1995). Te Hokowhitu a Tu : the Maori Pioneer Battalion in the first World War. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      p.64 AWMM
    • The Maltameter [edited by W.H. Gummer] H.M.A.T. 17 "Malta" October and November 1918. AWMM
    • Epilogue : being a souvenir of our voyage in the s.s. "Rimutaka". As transport HMNZT 296 the "Rimutaka" departed Liverpool 8th November 1919 and arrived Wellington on 5th January 1920. AWMM
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