25 Apr 2015

The Native Contingent

From Anzac Day, 1:45 pm on 25 April 2015

landing at Gallipolli
Māori Contingent, No 1 Outpost, Gallipoli, Turkey. Read, J C Images of the Gallipoli campaign. Ref: 1/4-058101-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Many Maori opposed participation in the war after land confiscations by the British but others saw it as a golden opportunity to prove they were the equals of Pakeha. We speak to historian Monty Soutar, who is writing a book about the Maori experience of WW1.

Gallery: The Native Contingent