Veterans at Pipitea Marae

Te Puhi Patara (B Coy) speaks at the pōhiri for veterans and members of regional branches of the 28th Māori Battalion Association.

From left to right: Epineha Ratapu, Haare Nuku Te Ratana, Robert Gillies, Aubrey Balzer, Henry Norton, Arthur Midwood, Alfred Preece, Rangi Whaanga, Ben Hook, Hinga Smith, Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Nolan Raihania and (standing) Te Puhi Patara.

They are attending the final luncheon for the 28th Māori Battalion Association held at Pipitea Marae, Wellington on 1st December 2012. 

Pipitea Marae was chosen for the final official luncheon as it linked to the Battalion's return from war, when the men were welcomed back by iwi and government representatives at Pipitea on Wednesday 23 January 1946. 



Te Puni Kōkiri
Photographer: Michael Bradley

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