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Balls, Bullets & Boots Exhibition


Sat 7 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 8 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 9 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 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: amanda26

Opening on the 22nd August, the Balls, Bullets and Boots exhibition takes you from rugby field to battlefield and back, exploring the impact the hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople. Rugby players during the Great War were heroes, athletes turned soldiers, making noble sacrifices for their country as they traded the cheers of spectators for the roar of artillery fire. This exhibition explores the impact that the harsh reality of war had on colonial sportsmen (and their loved ones) as they were transplanted from the rugby fields of home overseas to fight for the ‘mother country’. This interactive exhibition takes you through a rugby changing room, down into the trenches and more, while viewing a selection of historic objects, memorabilia, multimedia dramatisations and interactive exhibits along the way.

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