9 Apr 2010

Museum to screen rare film of Maori Pioneer Battalion

5:57 am on 9 April 2010

Auckland War Memorial Museum is to show rare film of the Maori Pioneer Battalion as part of its lead-up to Anzac Day.

The two-minute clip of Te Hokowhitu A Tu's welcome home by Ngati Whatua in 1919 will form part of a 20-minute sequence being projected onto the north wall of the museum.

Waatea News reports it also includes footage of Anzac soldiers in Gallipoli which has been digitally restored by Weta Workshop.

The museum says it expects a lot of interest from Aucklanders.