Some of the Hawea furlough draft who returned with Lt Colonel Awatere at Pipitea Wharf on September 6th, 1945.
Front row, left to right: ?, ?, Cpl Nigger Karauria, ?, Paul Te Awarau, ?, Sgt Bob Maru, George Pahau, ?, ?, ?, Lt Rua Kaika (holding drill stick), ?, Lt Hiki Kohere, Paki Johnson, Sgt Hape Paringatai, Ralph Tako, Joss Penfold, ?.
Back row, left to right: ?, ?, obscured, ? (waving), Epineha Ratapu, Sgt Charlie Mohi, Sgt Ian Kohere, Pte Wallace (Baldy) Mahuika, ?.
Alexander Turnbull Library
World War II ex-Middle East troops after disembarkation from the ship Strathaird, Wellington - Photograph taken by N Atkinson. 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. Ref: DA-07072-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22811808