|Sun 25 Apr 2010, 6:00am–5:00pm|
Lest We Forget
Auckland War Memorial Museum was built as a memorial to the 12,000 people from the Auckland province who died in the first and second world wars. Each autumn the Museum remembers the great sacrifices made by these people, people who did their best for others — and for their children’s future.
ANZAC Projection: Peter Jackson's Restored Gallipoli Film
Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April
7.30pm - 10pm
The centrepiece of the 2010 commemorations will be the projection onto the outside of the Museum, Heroes of Gallipoli, the rare cine-film restored by Peter Jackson. The Museum will also project rare footage of the Pioneer Battalion being welcomed home on Auckland Domain by Ngati Whatua. Watch the 20-minute film from the steps of the newly-renovated cenotaph and Court of Honour and then come inside the Museum to sign the digital book of remembrance (on the evenings of the 23rd & 24th)
On Anzac Day, Sunday 25 April, Auckland War Memorial Museum, the RSA and Auckland City Council mark the day with a series of services and commemorative events. The Museum will again open immediately after the dawn service, enabling Aucklanders to further commemorate the day.
No donation will be asked for on this day.
ANZAC Day Programme
Sunday 25 April
(time, activity, location)
6am: Dawn Service, Cenotaph
6.45am: Museum opens to the public
7.30am - 8am: Performance by the Auckland Youth Choir, World War I Sanctuary
9.30am - 10am: Performance by the Auckland Youth Choir, World War I Sanctuary
10.30am - 12pm: Grand Foyer closed
11am: Public commemorative service, Cenotaph
12.30pm - 1pm: M*lasses sing the songs of the Andrews Sisters, Auckland Atrium
Noon - 4.30pm: Children's poppy making, Stevenson Discovery Centre
1pm: Lest We Forget poetry competition readings, Hall of Memories
1.45pm: Holly Christina, winner of last year’s poetry competition, performs her song ‘The Victory’, Hall of Memories
2pm: Anzac Book Readings for Families, Armoury Library
6.45am - 5pm: Research the Cenotaph database, Armoury Information Centre
6.45am - 5pm: Slideshow from the collections, Information Centres
6.45am - 5pm: Have your medals and badges identified and photgraphed for the Cenotaph database, Armoury Information Centre
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