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Rere Kiwara

Pte # 67431 Rere KIWARA of Te Araroa7th Reinforcements of the 28th Maori Battalionwounded twice


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    Rere AWMM
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    Kiwara AWMM
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    67431 AWMM
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    Unknown AWMM Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
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    Mr N. Kiwara (father), Te Araroa, New Zealand AWMM
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  • KIWARA, Rev Rere Moana
    b 24.1.1922 Te Araroa;
    w Waireti (Violet) {alternative spelling Waere Ti} b 30.5.1924 m 14.2.1959
    He served in the army in WW2 overseas. On return he came to know Sr Emily Ross & was
    greatly influenced by her; largely thr her influence he entered Maori Theol Coll for 3 yrs.
    Maori Theol Coll Whakatane 1959-61
    Taumarunui 19.6.1962 (probation)
    Ord Taumarunui Maori 4.6.1964
    Opotiki Maori 4.2.1969
    Turangi Maori 3.2.1970
    Whakatane Maori 16.5.1973
    Heretaunga (Maori - Taradale) 8.2.1976 - hip op 1976; in 1978 began to have heart attacks
    & health deteriorated.
    Died 25.8.1980 Hastings
    Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 22 October 2022



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  • References
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 118 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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22 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher

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