Private Rikihana Carkeek

Native Contingent

The diaries of Rikihana (Bunny) Carkeek, of Ngāti Raukawa, describe life for the Māori soldiers at Gallipoli. Eventually wounded at Chunuk Bair, Carkeek summoned all his courage and energy to try and save himself. 


Images: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150930-45-2 Quotes: Rikihana Carkeek, Home Little Maori Home, Totika Publications, 2003.

Hear dramatic narrated extracts from Carkeek’s own writing.

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