On 13th January 1917, in a small English village hospital, a Māori soldier sadly died. His Ngāti Porou mother felt her pain across the great oceans that separated them. This was her second son lost to the distant theatre of war in northern France.

Our story is written by Geraldine Warren, whose whakapapa (genealogy) connects her to these two warriors, Potene Tuhoro and Eruera Kawhia. Her generous contribution reminds us powerfully of the entanglements that impact on the histories of people and cultures, especially in times of conflict.

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