22 Apr 2016

Pacific Impacts of War - Grace Hutton

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:28 pm on 22 April 2016
White crosses representing Cook Islands soldiers, WWI

White crosses representing Cook Islands soldiers who served in WWI. Photo: Supplied

When we look back at World War One the contribution from our neighbours throughout the Pacific is rarely ever mentioned.

Up to 500 Cook Island men are thought to have been involved in fighting during this period, but up until now their efforts have not been widely talked about.

There were also a number of Niueans who took up the call to enlist under the New Zealand Māori contingent.

Ahead of Anzac Day, Jesse Mulligan talks to Grace Hutton about the sacrifice made by those from the Pacific.

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