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Ngā Kiri Kapia - The Gum Diggers

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October 21, 2020

Header Image: This kauri gum donated by Te Ahu Heritage Museum, Kaitaia, represents the service and sacrifice of all who have paid the price of citizenship in times of war

Te Rau Aroha museum commemorates the 720 ‘Gum Diggers’ who served with the A company in World War II, giving a glimpse of the wartime lives and experiences of these men.

This is an ongoing project undertaken by the descendants of the A Company and proudly supported by the Waitangi National Trust. Inside Te Rau Aroha museum is a dedicated space where students can explore and engage with the stories, taonga, memories and information that have been generously shared by A Company whānau.

Find out more about the 28 (Māori) Battalion.

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