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Welcoming the Māori Battalion (2nd of 3)

Welcoming the Māori Battalion

The Ngāti Pōneke club was joined by other tribes in a formal welcome at Wellington for the returning men of the Māori Battalion in 1946. Here women perform a waiataā-ringa (action song) during the ceremony.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001650; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urban networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3581/welcoming-the-maori-battalion (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015