He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph - Discover Your Connection


Mon 30 May 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 31 May 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 1 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 2 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 3 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, 23 High St, Waipawa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: clanyon

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel; Containing the records of approximately 140,000 men and women who served for New Zealand from the 19th Century through to today, Auckland Museum is requesting the help of communities throughout New Zealand to enhance these records further.

Contribute to Online Cenotaph in your community

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks. The digitisation kiosks allow you to search Online Cenotaph, lay a virtual poppy against a specific person's name and contribute additional information to the database.

Each kiosk contains an object photo booth that enables you to digitise your family's war related items such as medals, diaries, letters and more. The digitised objects are uploaded to the relevant service person's Online Cenotaph record for the world to see and future generations to remember.

Visiting Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum

Auckland Museum's digitisation unit will be at Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum for members of the public to search Online Cenotaph, lay a poppy and contribute to the database. Drop in to Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum to view their WWI exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Whilst you are there, don't forget to take some time to #DiscoverYourConnection on Online Cenotaph.

Use the #DiscoverYourConnection hashtag to share your story.