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Māori and the First World War

  • Māori and the First World War

    Māori reactions to serving in the First World War largely reflected iwi experiences of British actions in the 19th century.

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  • Page 1 - Māori and the First World WarMāori reactions to serving in the First World War largely reflected iwi experiences of British actions in the 19th

Māori in the NZEF

Pacific Islanders in the NZEF

  • Pacific Islanders in the NZEF

    Cook Islanders, Niueans, Fijians and Gilbert Islanders all took their place in the ranks of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the First World War. As well as the dangers of war, Pacific soldiers faced language difficulties, an unfamiliar army diet and European diseases.

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  • Page 3 – The Rarotongan Company

    Information on the New Zealand Rarotongan Company, which served in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns 1916-18.

Māori and Pacific units

  • Māori and Pacific units

    Māori and Pacific troops served mainly as non-combatants at Gallipoli, the Western Front and in Sinai-Palestine during the First World War.

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  • Page 2 - Māori unitsFormation and organisation of the Maori (akak Native) Contingent and Pioneer Battalion during the First World

NZ Railways at war

  • NZ Railways at war

    The railway system and its workforce was one of the most valuable assets available to the New Zealand state to support the national effort during the First World War

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  • Page 4 - Railwaymen in the NZEFMore than 5000 permanent NZR employees served overseas during the war, about 40% of the 1914