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Niue and the Great War / Margaret Pointer.

By: Pointer, Margaret.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2018Edition: [New edition].Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some colour), map ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1988531233; 9781988531236.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Niuean | Niue -- History, Military -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.4/129626 Summary: "`I am the island of Niue, a small child that stands up to help the Kingdom of King George.' - Niue Island Council The story of tiny Niue's involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. Most had never left the island before, or worn shoes before. Most spoke no English. Most significantly, they had no immunity to European disease. Within three months of leaving New Zealand, over 80 per cent of them had been hospitalised and the army authorities withdrew them. Margaret Pointer became involved in research to trace the lost story of Niue's involvement in World War I while living on the island in the 1990s. The resulting book, Tagi Tote e Loto Haaku: My Heart is Crying a Little, was published in 2000. Her research has continued since, and Niue and the Great War contains much new material together with new photographs. This moving story has now been set in a wider Pacific context and also considers the contribution made by colonial troops, especially `coloured' ones, to the Allied effort"-- Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and set sail to Egypt and France. Most had never left the island before, or worn shoes before. Most spoke no English, and most significantly, they had no immunity to European disease. Within three months of leaving New Zealand, over 80 per cent of them had been hospitalized. Margaret Pointer traced the lost story of Niue's involvement in World War I while living on the island in the 1990s. The resulting book, Tagi Tote e Loto Haaku: My Heart is Crying a Little , was published in 2000. This moving story has now been set in a wider Pacific context and also considers the contribution made by colonial troops to the Allied effort.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"`I am the island of Niue, a small child that stands up to help the Kingdom of King George.' - Niue Island Council The story of tiny Niue's involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. Most had never left the island before, or worn shoes before. Most spoke no English. Most significantly, they had no immunity to European disease. Within three months of leaving New Zealand, over 80 per cent of them had been hospitalised and the army authorities withdrew them. Margaret Pointer became involved in research to trace the lost story of Niue's involvement in World War I while living on the island in the 1990s. The resulting book, Tagi Tote e Loto Haaku: My Heart is Crying a Little, was published in 2000. Her research has continued since, and Niue and the Great War contains much new material together with new photographs. This moving story has now been set in a wider Pacific context and also considers the contribution made by colonial troops, especially `coloured' ones, to the Allied effort"-- Back cover.

Previous edition: Tagi tote e loto haaku = My heart is crying a little : Niue Island involvement in the great war, 1914-1918.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 6)
  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • 1 Background to war: A Pacific perspective (p. 17)
  • 2 Preparation for war (p. 31)
  • 3 Departure from Nine (p. 47)
  • 4 Training at Narrow Neck (p. 59)
  • 5 To Egypt (p. 79)
  • 6 In France (p. 91)
  • 7 Hornchurch, England (p. 105)
  • 8 The return home (p. 121)
  • 9 Other Niueans who served with NZEF (p. 133)
  • 10 The aftermath of war (p. 151)
  • Afterword (p. 171)
  • Appendices
  • 1 Men from Nine who served in the NZEF 1914-18 (p. 174)
  • 2 Shipping lists: Overseas movements of men from Niue who sailed with the 3rd Maori Reinforcements 1916 (p. 179)
  • 3 Claims for separation allowances for wives and children of Niue soldiers on active service (p. 186)
  • Glossary (p. 190)
  • Notes (p. 191)
  • Bibliography (p. 202)
  • Index (p. 206)