Kahi Takimoana Harawira

Surname
Harawira
Forename(s)
Kahi Takimoana
Date of death
1963
Place of death
New Zealand

World War 1

Serial No
16/322
Address
Te Kao, North Auckland, New Zealand, Ohinemutu, New Zealand
Next of kin on enlistment
Taki Moana Harawira (father), Te Kao, North Auckland, New Zealand, Mrs Arapira Harawira (wife), The Vicarage, Rotorua, New Zealand
Embarkation body
1st Maori Contingent
Embarkation Unit
A Company
Last unit
New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

World War 2

Serial No
16
Rank
Major
Address on enlistment
Te Kao, North Auckland, New Zealand|Ohinemutu, New Zealand
Next of kin on enlistment
Taki Moana Harawira (father), Te Kao, North Auckland, New Zealand|Mrs Arapira Harawira (wife), The Vicarage, Rotorua, New Zealand
Notes

See letter from Kahi Harawira to Ngata from the Middle East on November 9th, 1941.


The following obituary is taken from Te Ao Hou, No. 45 (December 1963)


Mr Kahi Takimoana Harawira, a chaplain to the 28th Maori Battalion during the Second World War and vocational guidance officer in Auckland until 1955, has died, aged 71.

Mr Harawira was born at Te Kao and educated at the Te Kao Native School and at Te Aute College. For two years he was a teacher at Te Aute College.

After the First World War, in which he served at Gallipoli, Mr Harawira attended the Te Rau Anglican Theological College in Gisborne. He was ordained at St. Mary's Cathedral, Auckland, in 1921. He was a Maori missioner in several Anglican parishes in the North Island before becoming chaplain to the 28th Maori Battalion at the beginning of the Second World War. Mr Harawira returned from the war after three years' service, holding the rank of major. He became a vocational guidance officer in Auckland and held this position for 12 years.

He played a prominent part in the work of Moral Rearmament and in recent years took part in MRA missions to India and South-East Asia, Brazil, Tonga and Europe.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

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