22 Aug 2018

Invisibility of Maori in World War One

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 22 August 2018
Whiti Hereaka

Whiti Hereaka Photo: composite

Whiti Hereaka is a playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

Her latest book is Legacy, is  a timeslip YA novel about a teenager from 2015 who is hit by a bus and finds himself in WW1, in 1915 serving as his great-great-grandfather in the Māori contingent.

She describes Legacy as an attempt to answer or address the invisibility of Māori in World War One.