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War In Paradise

When:

Sat 15 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 16 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 17 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Tue 18 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 19 May 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: temanawa09

The unofficial story of New Zealand soldiers in New Caledonia.

During World War Two, the Third New Zealand Division was stationed in Bourail, on the west coast of New Caledonia. Although there was no fighting in New Caledonia, it was used as a training ground and base of operations for other parts of the Pacific. Situated in Bourail, the New Zealand War Cemetery and Memorial is an important legacy of New Zealand’s wartime presence in the Pacific.

In this exhibition, photographer Paul Thompson’s moving contemporary images of New Caledonia, the NZ War Cemetery and Memorial are displayed alongside historic images, maps and text drawn from the unofficial history of the Third Division.

A Museum of Wellington touring exhibition.

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