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Peter Rangihiroa Buck

Portrait, originally published in Cowan, J. (1926). The Maoris in the Great War - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, originally published in Cowan, J. (1926). The Maoris in the Great War - No known copyright …


  • Taitara
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  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Peter Rangihiroa AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Buck AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    • Peter Henry Buck AWMM
    • Te Rangi Hiroa AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 16/593 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

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Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    1877 AWMM UrenuiTaranaki AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 15 Kohitātea 1915 AWMM Ohaeawai, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs Margaret Buck (wife), care of Mrs Wilson, Manor Street, Milton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 14 Huitanguru 1915 AWMM Married AWMM

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 15 Kohitātea 1915 AWMM Medical practitioner AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

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  • Son of William Henry Buck and Rina. Husband of Margaret Wilson

    NZ Member of Parliament, 1909-14.

    Cabinet Minister, 1912-14.

    He and other Maori MPs helped to recruit a Maori volunteer contingent.

    Embarked 1915 for the Middle East, sent with the Main Body to land on Gallipoli where Buck was twice Mentioned in Dispatches.

    After the withdrawal from Gallipoli the Maori troops were reorganised into the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion and sent to France

    Promoted to Major, 2nd in Command of the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion (1916-1919) and in actual command in the latter stages of the war.

    1917 transferred to No 4 New Zealand Field Ambulance

    He was awarded the DSO 4 June 1917 for distinguished services in France and Flanders

    May 1918 posted to Britain and in September to No 3 New Zealand General Hospital at Codford

    Published his anthropological research which included measuring the physical features of the men from the Pioneer battalion in the Journal of the Polynesian Society in 1922--23.

    Buck's ashes were interred at Okoti, North Taranaki, New Zealand in 1954.

    A copy of a letter written by Major Buck to his commanding officer regarding the potential cultural implications of marriages between Maori servicemen and European women is held in the Auckland Museum Library's Manuscripts Collection (MS 2004/89). Listed at Archives New Zealand as BUCK, Peter Henry - WW1 16/593 - Army

    British [Pattern 1897] Infantry Officers sword and scabbard, WW1 Said to have belonged to Sir Peter Buck
    leather scabbard with plated steel mouthpiece and a strap to attach it to the frog button of a Sam Browne belt; leather sword frog, marked in ink "PHB" markings: George V monogram on hilt; embossed star on leather wrap of scabbard; scabbard and sword frog initialled in ink under leather flap "PHB" - Sword on long term loan to 28 Maori Museum, Waitangi AWMM
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    1951 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    HawaiiUnited States of America AWMM
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  • Wāhi Mate
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  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
    Te Ao Hou AWMM
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Maumahara Peter Rangihiroa Buck mā te whakatakoto i te papi

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Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Peter Rangihiroa Buck

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  • Another great Taranaki leader and a son of Tokomaru Waka stand proud like your Whanaungatanga Eruera Te Whiti O Rongomai Love and George Frederick Bertrand, Te Atiawa Nui Tonu.
    Public - Te Atiawa Nui Tonu - 5 Hakihea 2016
  • hi my great aunty was margaret Wilson who was married to sir Peter Buck . it was a hidden secret for some reason growing up . I beleive because my grandfather was taught not to talk about it . but he's gone now and I'm hearing all these stories on many trips with sir Peter and margaret . I want to research Margarets and my grandads life (because I beleive he was a half cast yet we were never allowed to talk about it . his name was jack Palmer who married hazel and had my dad terry . any information if love to know . they have little information abt their lives and where they came from so I'm keen to learn . thanku deidre Palmer
    Public - deidre lock (Palmer ) - Other relative - 4 Hereturikōkā 2016
  • Until recently, I only had scant details about Sir Peter Buck (he is my late Grandfather's cousin on the maternal side, his mother being Annie Buck, sister of William Henry Buck). What an amazing man! He is truly an inspiration to me and if I can only partially follow in his footsteps I would be eternally grateful. I would love to have met him. His life has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. I am proud to share even a little of his DNA.
    Public - Karen - Other relative - 2 Hereturikōkā 2016
  • On this Gallipoli Centenary ANZAC Day your Buck, Griffith and Cooper Anglo Irish family members remember and pay tribute to you and your extraordinary wide ranging and majestic achievements.
    Public - George - Other Relative - 24 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • Your stone lays by my heart. watch over us xxxx
    Public - Aiyana - Other Relative - 22 Paengawhāwhā 2015
  • He tohu maumahara he tohu aroha i a koe.
    Public - Miriama - Other Relative - 19 Paengawhāwhā 2015

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05 Hakihea 2016Te Atiawa Nui TonuTaranakiOther
04 Hereturikōkā 2016deidre lock (Palmer ) auckland NZ Other relative
02 Hereturikōkā 2016KarenMelbourne, AustraliaOther relative
28 Poutūterangi 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
24 Paengawhāwhā 2015GeorgeSydney AustraliaOther Relative

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