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Wikitoria Katene

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  • Service number
    72092 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Wikitoria Te Huruhururu Whatu AWMM
    • Wikitoria Whatu AWMM
    • Wild Whatu AWMM
    • Stene AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
72092 Sister Wikitoria Te Huruhuru (nee Katene) of Porirua.  Wikitoria served in the Middle East. Photo from page 05 of album Photograph Album: Charles Bennett - WWII. New Zealand National Army Museum. Accession No. 2012.2.1

72092 Sister Wikitoria Te Huruhuru (nee Katene) of Porirua. Wikitoria served in the Middle East. Ph …

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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 February 1912 WWII WAAC Roll
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    Mrs T. Katene (mother), Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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    WW2 Unknown AWMM Tailoress/Civilian AWMM
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Biographical information

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  • Sister of George Katene (6125) 28 Maori Battalion killed in Italy

    NZ general Hospital Cairo, Italy, Egypt. Called the "Pride of the Maori Battalion" in "Loath to leave", Evening Post, Volume CXXXIX, Issue 94, 21 April 1945, Page 12

    Photographs in Ordinary people kit


    "SERVICE IN AUCKLAND ' The first Maori Red Cross W.A.A.C. to go overseas, Miss Wikitoria Katene, arrived at Auckland recently to begin work as a welfare officer for the Maori people. -While overseas Miss Katene, who served in both Egypt and Italy, spent a great deal of time visiting Maori soldiers and entertaining them in hospital wards. For the past few months she has been Working in Wellington, where the "new welfare scheme for the Maori people has been firmly established. From the beginning of this month more Maori girls will be appointed to this social service work as sectional officers, and tor a time will work under Miss Katenc’s tuition in Auckland. Miss Katene’s programme of reorganisation will include the improvement of housing conditions and the establishment of more hostels for young Maori girls. Her task will involve work with Branches of the Health Department, ihe Child Welfare Association, educational authorities, heads of business organisations and the Police Department." Maori Welfare Work. Gisborne Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 21993, 10 April 1946, Page 2 AWMM
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Death

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    20 August 2006 WWII WAAC Roll
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  • Wikitoria lived as a reveared member of our family in Porirua following her service in the war. In her later years she loved to care for her gardens and loved being around children like me whom she helped bring up She was later awareded a QSM, along with her brother for services to the community. She died, in Porirua in 2004 and is buried with her family at the urupa in Takapuawahia, Mataiwhetu Street.
    Public - wiremu - Direct descendant - 27 May 2016
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Sources

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  • References
    • Ordinary people kit : New Zealanders remember the Second World War. [resource kit]. (1995). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.20 AWMM
    • Iwi, Hapū, Rohe and additional whakapapa information kindly provided from “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • Ngāti Raukawa in World War 2 - 1939-1945 & further (credit to Reuben Waaka, Diane Taylor, Te Kenehi Teira). Part of “Ngāti Raukawa and 20th century wars. Ngā Pakanga o Te Ao. Participation, Price, and Post-War Experience.” Research conducted by Te Kenehi Teira and Heeni Collins (2022). Report commissioned by Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Wellington (Wai 2200 Porirua ki Manawatu Inquiry). AWMM
    • WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] - Lists - Overseas Information [including Strength Returns and Embarkation Rolls] (1943 - 1945) - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, (R22502074) AWMM

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