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Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E! Maori in the First World War

  • Calendar Icon Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Location Icon Distinction Hotel

Overview

The newly released book Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E! Maori in the First World War explores the impact of the war on New Zealand society. From a population of 50,000, more than 2200 Māori served in the First World War; more than 330 of them died. In this presentation you will hear some of their stories, told in detail for the first time in this book. Dr. Soutar is a senior historian with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and was the World War One Historian-in-Residence at the Auckland War Memorial Museum He has worked widely with iwi and Māori communities. Currently he is leading a digital project on Treaty of Waitangi Settlements in New Zealand.

Light refreshments from 5.30pm

Presentation from 6pm

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