Two generations of great East Coast songwriters appear in this photo – Tuini Ngāwai (left) and her niece Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi. They are taking part in the celebrations for the posthumous presentation of the Victoria Cross won by Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu to his parents, at Ruatōria in October 1943.
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Photograph by William Hall Raine
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