|Wed 28 Jul 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm|
|Thu 29 Jul 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm|
|Fri 30 Jul 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm|
|Sat 31 Jul 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm|
|Sun 1 Aug 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm|
This long-term exhibition is a moving tribute to the men of C Company who gave and risked their lives for the World War II Allied war effort.
The Tairawhiti Museum, in partnership with the C Company Trust Nga Taonga a Nga Tama Toa Trust, are celebrating the men and memories of the C Company, Maori (28) Battalion. The Maori Battalion was organised on a tribal basis. The C Company was made up of men from an area between Torere in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to Paritu, 40kms south of Gisborne. Nearly 1,000 men served with the C Company, including Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.
A main component of this display is a wall of photographs of the C Company soldiers. Most of the named soldiers have accompanying photographs and it is hoped one day this wall of photos will be complete.
September 2008 - update
This exhibition is undergoing refurbishment and is currently closed. It will be updated and refreshed and open again in 2009.
A book compiled by Monty Soutar covering the history of C.Company is now available. Nga Tama Toa is available at www.tairawhitimuseum.org.nz
Open public holidays 1.30pm to 4pm
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