Created on behalf of the 28th Māori Battalion Association, this website honours the service of the Māori Battalion during World War Two. The site includes an historical overview of the Battalion at war, an interactive map, contributed stories and memories, resources for teachers and school students, and a selection of photographs, audio files (oral history, radio recordings and waiata) and videos. It also includes a nominal roll of all 3600 men who served with 28th Battalion. One of the website’s goals is to provide opportunities for veterans and whanau to share their recollections and taonga.
We are collecting photos of all 3600 men who served in the Māori Battalion. Can you help? In the above image gallery, you will see posters from our campaign 'A photo for every man'.
In December 2012, a ceremony was held to mark the winding up of the National Association of the 28th Māori Battalion. Images from the National War Memorial ceremony are available on the the Ministry's flickr page.
A Final Official Luncheon booklet was also produced for the Pipitea Marae event. Dr Monty Soutar researched and wrote the stories on the history of the 28th Māori Battalion (NZ) Association, the Māori Battalion’s Return from War and “Tū Māori Mai”. A full text-copy of the booklet is available on Te Puni Kokiri's website.
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