East Coast & Hawke's Bay sections of the Maori Contingent

East Coast, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay sections of the Maori Contingent en route to Avondale Military Camp, Napier, 19 October 1914. Seated middle second row (8th from left) are Capt. Te Ua Taranaki, Hon. A.T. Ngata, Napier Mayor John Vigor Brown, ?, Lady Carroll and Violet Brown (the Mayor's wife). Sergeant-Major Hunter (in uniform) is seated centre of the front row.

The 73 men included 35 from East Coast, 27 from Poverty Bay and eleven from the Hastings district.

The men from East Coast were:

Acting-Lieutenant Hatara Matehe (Awarau), Kawhena Tokara, Hikitapua Parata, Ruru Tapine, Reupena Toheriri, Hutare Maraki, Rauwiri Taewa, Turei Kerehi (Grace), Hohaia Makaraati (Joseph McClutchie, front row, 3rd from left), Tio Wiremu, Hare Kake, Maku Heera (Hale), Haare Taumaunu, Eruera Kawhia, Rere Poi, Rutene Reihana, Tamehana, Remana Paenga, Waiheke Puha, Tawhai Kohere, Komene Poutu, Pono Pereto, Tio Pereto, Hani Pereto, Renata Turi, Timi Keneti, Enoka Potae, Tio Peka, Hone Petiha, Wiremu Kouka and Whare Pahina.

Those who enlisted at Tolaga Bay and the Poverty Bay were:

Arona McGregor (back row, 11th from left), Whare Mira (Mills), Hone Morete, Hone Mokena, William Morris, Piana Pera, Akuhata Paku (third full row, 5th from left), Pare Pewhairangi, Renata Pohatu, Wiremu H. Rangi, Rangi Rua, Tihema Te Puni, Kahutia te Hau, Rawhira Wairau, Rota Waipara (third full row, 9th from left), Hori Haere, James Thompson, Reweri Kirimana, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Karu Puhipuhi, Autini Pitara Kaipara (front row, 9th from right), Waretini Rukingi (back row, 4th from right), Huru Warakehi, Rua Pereto. Epiha Puru, Huru Warakihi, Rimu Kara, Tiera Paputene, Rawiri Grant, William Halbert (third full row, 3rd from left) and Tere Kani.

We don't currently have a list of those from the Hawke's Bay.

Charlie Pitt (front row, 8th from right) escorted them.

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