New Zealand World War Two soldiers of Maori Battalion, and barrels of mutton birds, Italy - Photograph taken by George Kaye

New Zealand World War Two soldiers of Maori Battalion, and barrels of mutton birds, Italy - Photograph taken by George Kaye
Date
[ca 23 Dec 1944]
By
Kaye, George Frederick, 1914-2004
Ref
DA-07989-F
Description

Three New Zealand Maori Battlion soldiers looking over the tops of barrels of mutton birds for Christmas dinner, Senio River, Italy, during World War Two. Photograph taken circa 23 December 1944 by George Kaye.

The subjects have been identified as: Robert John Dixon or Tom Poki (left), Wiremu Potatutatu Ruru (middle), and Rodney Dean Pitt (right).

Isabel Dixon identified her father John Robert Dixon and Wiremu Potatutau Ruru (21 June 2007). Rodney Pitt is identified on NZHistory website https://28maoribattalion.org.nz/photo/muttonbird-barrels-christmas-1944 (accessed 7 January 2021).

Arrangement: This print held at PAColl-5547-037.

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print, 16.9 x 10.9 cm.

Processing information: No negative. This record describes the file print formerly filed in Turnbull Library Pictures. A smaller print is Defence Archive sequence in Photographic Archive.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency / World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series
Format
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print, 16.9 x 10.9 cm., Orientation: Vertical image
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