They Weren't Treated as Equals

April 27, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

Professor Makere Mutu shares her father's experience fighting in the war and the inequity experienced by our Māori soldiers. Makere's father fought in 11th Battalion stationed in Crete, Greece. They then moved to the desert in Alexandria, it was here that her father was injured by a grenade leading him lose his leg.

On their return home, the inequity towards our Māori soldiers became very obvious and affected our soldiers deeply, with many of our tūpuna carrying that mamae for the remainder of their lives.

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