Topic: Ngutuwera, Waipapa Marae, WW II

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Concrete Gateway Arch to Marae

Waipapa Marae Gate 

Waipapa Marae, Ngutuwera

 

Concrete Gateway Arch to Marae

After this Ngutuwera Road site was badly flooded in July 2006, several buildings from the marae, including the wharepuni, Nga Paiaka, were re-located to high ground on nearby Block 9 Road in 2008. (TDN 8 July 06 & Whanganui Chronicle 13 Nov 2008))

The memorial to Karena Tawhitopou (shown in the background) was also moved to the new site about 2012-13.

 

 

                       Inset marble plaque at front apex of arch

 

Memorial

Dedicated to the memory

Of Willie Karipa

Killed in action

Alamein Sept 4 1942

 

                           Inset marble plaque at rear apex of arch

 

He whaka mahara kia

Wiri Karipa

Hinga a he pakanga

Alamein Sept 4 1942

 

                             Inset marble plaque on left lower rear of arch

 

 

In memory of

Cpl G W Pokai killed

in action Italy 1-6-44

 

W Werata  “   “

“   “  Alamein 26-10-44 [sic]

Hinga matou  mote iwi

hei  konei

 [See Documents below for articles on Wereta]

 

                                   Inset marble plaque on right rear of arch

 

Lest we Forget

2nd Lt John Sullivan

Tieketahi

2nd Maori Battalion

2nd NZEF

 

Who also served in

Great War 1914-1918

Kaore he Aroha i rite ki tenei

i tuku i tona tinana ki te Mate

 

 

[Note: CWGC Site: Cpl George Wiremu Pokau, 35542, 1-6-44, Cassino Cemetery: William Wereta, 65390, 26-10-1942, El Alamein Cemetery: Wiri Karipa, 62549, 4-9-42, El Alamein Cemetery]

 

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