28th Maori Battalion launch website

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A taonga on the internet was recently launched. The 28th Maori Battalion is dedicated to the men who served with New Zealand’s 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War, their whānau and friends, and acknowledges the significant contribution of the men who served with New Zealand’s 28th Māori Battalion. It shows a fascinating story of their spirit and adventure, courage and camaraderie and, of course, tragedy.

The National Library was part of an inter-agency collaborative project, between Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, the Ministry of Education along with the 28th Maori Battalion Association to deliver a website based upon the 28th Māori Battalion.

The official launch of the website was held in the Grand Hall at Parliament this week.  The National Library made a significant contribution in making content available for use on the website. The Hon Chris Finlayson, the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister for Māori Affairs acknowledged their valuable work.

The site also gives everybody the chance to contribute to the story of the 28th Battalion – it’s Web 2.0 and it’s wonderful!

Kia ora to David Kukutai Jones for this panui.

To visit the website click on the link: www.28maoribattalion.org.nz

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