Ngati Porou Celebrations At Ruatoria 1943

From Gisbornes then weekly newspaper "The Weekly News" 13 October 1943.

The Governor General and Prime Minister were in attendance along other diginataries including Sir Apirana Ngata with Ngāti Porou in full dance to celebrate the Moana Ngarimu postumous Victory Cross investiture at Ruatoria.  The award was presented in front of over 6000 people to Mr and Mrs Ngarimu and Materoa Reedy. Other Maori Battalion service awards were also given including DSO and MC to recipients on furlough leave on this day the 6th of October 1943.

Reference:

1943 Weekly News Gisborne. Denis Clough archive

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