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Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014 Documentary War

Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014 Documentary War

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This edition of a series of TV3 shorts retelling Kiwi World War I stories follows Māori soldier Rikihana Carkeek into war. The 24-year-old Te Aute College old boy was working as a clerk in Wellington when he volunteered for the Native Contingent. His grandson, Te Waari Carkeek, a kaumatua at Te Papa, reads excerpts from Rikihana’s diary: recounting waiting for a chance to fight in Malta, and the “hell on earth” carnage of Gallipoli. Carkeek returned home to Otaki and became a Ngāti Raukawa leader. This third episode screened during 3 News on 6 August 2014.

They brought a fearsome new weapon to the combat in Europe: the haka!
– Presenter Hilary Barry