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Richard Te Paa

  • Nama hōia
    WWI 16/554 AWMM
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Te tūnga whakamutunga
  • Pakanga
New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. Cultural Permissions may apply.

New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckl …


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Richard AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Te Paa AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 16/554 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    3 Huitanguru 1894 AWMM HokiangaNorthland AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Unknown AWMM 48 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs K. Mutu (mother), Naumai, via Helensville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 14 Huitanguru 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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  • Pakanga
  • Kauhanga riri
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 16/554 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 Coach builder/Civilian AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • 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

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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  • Te tūnga whakamutunga

Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

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  • From the Hokianga

    Signed up at 15 and put his age up to join

    He was a coach builder for Armitage & Pullen

    Became a Corporal, he talked about serving in the Balkans

    After returning to New Zealand he went to Dargaville, he may have been elsewhere but he raised his family in Ruawai, Dargaville

    Married Edna Wallace from Taumaurunui and had 8 children, 3 boys and 5 girls

    He returned from war not well, and received a pension for this, dying young through complications of being gassed

    Buried in the whanau urupa at Ripia, near Te Koporu, Dargaville AWMM
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  • Matenga
    10 Mahuru 1951 AWMM
    Age 54 AWMM
    DargavilleNorthland AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Richard Te Paa mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Richard Te Paa

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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  • Since the day my Father (your son) Mark William Chadwick (Chad Te Paa) told me of you and my uncles going to war, I have always carried with me a Great sense of pride , honour and dignity. This here, is the only information I have of you but I feel it is more than enough as memorabelia are very few in our whanau and knowledge is not shared to families so stories of you can be remembered for centuries to come. On Anzac Day, you, any many of your fellow soldiers are remembered, but yet the day is silent with an eerie feeling in the air. I couldn't for one second Imagine the terror you all would have felt or the braveness you all had to conjure up just to make it through to the next second, minute, hour, day. However I do know that you will be remembered by me for the rest of my life and I will pass this knowledge to my children, grand children and so on. I'm so proud to be your carry your
    Public - Richard Kevin Johannes - Other Relative - 22 Hereturikōkā 2015
  • For many years I had yearned a personal connection to Anzac Day. Just a few weeks ago, and nearly 30 years of my life, I have only found out that you, my Great Grandfather Richard Te Paa, served in WWI. I often looked at your grave stone while visiting my grandmother Beverly Te Paa your daughter, and something always drew me near to you whilst visiting. It lightens my heart now that I have found that connection. I knew it must have existed somewhere and now I know where. From now on, every Anzac Day is going to mean a whole lot more than what it was to me in the past. I am proud of your achievements and I am proud to be a direct descendant of you. My whole hearted Anzac Day contributions are dedicated to you and I look forward to passing the knowledge of your existence to the next generations. Love you, Tisina and whanau xxxx
    Public - Tisina - Other Relative - 14 Haratua 2015

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Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
    Military personnel file
    Further Reference
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 717 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM

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22 Hereturikōkā 2015Richard Kevin Johannes 5/3a Kakariki Ave. AucklandOther Relative
14 Haratua 2015TisinaWhangarei, New ZealandOther Relative

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