Taipa Second World War memorial

Taipa monument

Taipā monument and Second World War honour roll.

Erected principally to Kupe and Ngāti Kahu iwi ancestors, the Tapiā monument also includes a memorial commemorating 30 local servicemen who were killed in the Second World War. These men are not just from the Taipā/Mangonui District but from the wider Far North. Almost all served in the 28th Māori Battalion.

There are a few spelling irregularities:

  1. Epa Hansard not E.P.A. Hansard
  2. R. Henare is Tom Henare
  3. R. Heemi is also recorded in several other places as R. Hemi (christian name Rawiri)
  4. J. Harris is almost certainly either Christopher or Patrick Harris, both from Motukaraka, North Hokianga

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