Ake Ake Kia Kaha E – The history of B Company 28 (Māori) Battalion

Ake Ake Kia Kaha E – The history of B Company 28 (Māori) Battalion

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Kneeling in a haka: Māori troops in North Africa (July 1941) by unidentified New Zealand official photographer; Restoration by Adam Cuerden – Imperial War Museum # E 003261, National Library of NZ id: DA-01229-F, Public Domain

 

The B Company 28 (NZ) Māori Battalion History Trust is producing a book of the stories and history of B Company and its’ soldiers from Te Arawa, Mataātua and Tainui. Entitled Forever Brave – Ake Ake Kia Kaha E – The history of B Company 28 (Māori) Battalion, the book is being written by Sir Wira Gardiner.

 

With the publication date approaching the History Trust is searching for photos of 370 of the 990 B company members.

 

Eleven of the remaining 370 B company members come from Raukawa. Are any of them your whānau?

 

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If you have a photo of any of these B company members in uniform or tidy dress as a young man, please contact WT (Tani) Wharewera by email.

 

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