This memorial gateway to the Māori village and geothermal area of Whakarewarewa commemorates Tūhourangi soldiers who lost their lives in the two world wars. ‘Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū’ (the 140 warriors of the war god) was the motto of Māori who served in the wars – the Maori Contingent which fought at Gallipoli in the First World War, its successor the Māori (Pioneer) Battalion, and the Māori Battalion of the Second World War. The memorial was unveiled in April 1950.
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Photograph by Shirley Williams
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