THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CARKEEK Arthur Wakefield
Sergeant, Armed Constabulary

CITATION
New Zealand Cross
The honour marks his bravery in carrying an urgent message through enemy territory during the New Zealand government's campaign
against Maori leader Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki during the New Zealand Wars of 1860-1872

AWARDS
New Zealand Cross
New Zealand Wars Medal

NOTES
Born 1843 Nelson, New Zealand
Died 24 May 1897 Blenheim, New Zealand
Buried Omaka Cemetery, Blenheim


Earned the New Zealand Cross at Ohinemutu while serving with the Armed Constabulary on 8 February 1870. A part-maori, Carkeek won his
medal for travelling 30 miles (48 km) from Ohinemutu, when Te Kooti attacked, to get help for the beleaguered force