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Members of the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion take a break from trench improvement work, near Gommecourt, France, 25 July 1918.

New Zealand Pioneer Battalion. Maoris fought in Gallipoli and France. Doing the Haka dance before entering battle.

The most current reliable evidence strongly indicates that initial settlement of New Zealand by the Maori occurred around 1280 CE at the end of the medieval warm period. Photo by Jimmy Nelson Maori, New Zealand

Uniformed Maori members of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps welcome the Maori Battalion home on Wellington wharf. My Nana was in there somewhere.