Story: Māori smoking, alcohol and drugs – tūpeka, waipiro me te tarukino

Welcome home

Welcome home

Members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion are shown in January 1946 sitting down to a welcome-home hākari (feast), complete with bottles of beer. In the aftermath of the Second World War legal restrictions on Māori drinking were lifted, in part because of admiration for the Māori contribution to the war effort.

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Megan Cook, 'Māori smoking, alcohol and drugs – tūpeka, waipiro me te tarukino - Māori use of alcohol', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39870/welcome-home (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013