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Fri 17 Oct 2014, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Canterbury Museum

Join Kirstie Ross as she talks about the importance of everyday things in maintaining individual, family and local identities during World War 1. Her talk will focus on some of the stories featured in her new book, Holding on to Home, co-authored with social historian Kate Hunter.

The First World War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders' lives. The things that survived – a crumpled theatre ticket, a knitting pattern, a crucifix made from rifle cartridges – bring this distant event back into our hands today.

Kirstie Ross is Curator Modern New Zealand at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she specialises in 20th century social history and material culture.

The book Holding on to Home will be for sale.

Friday 17 October
The Bird Hall
6pm – 7pm
Canterbury Museum

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