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World War I - From the Collection

When:

Wed 10 Jun 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 11 Jun 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 12 Jun 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 13 Jun 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 14 Jun 2015, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

The First World War (1914–1918) is a very significant event in our history, and had a deep and lingering impact on New Zealand society. The war took approximately 100,000 New Zealanders overseas, many for the first time, including a contingent from the East Coast region. Some anticipated a great adventure but found the reality very different. Being so far from home made these New Zealanders very aware of who they were and where they were from. Ten percent of our then population of one million served overseas, of which more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Nearly every New Zealand family was affected.

In this exhibition we will display a series of items from our Collection here in the Tairāwhiti Museum with relevance to WWI and items of significance to the Gisborne-East Coast region as a commemoration for the many that lost their lives on foreign soil, and for those who returned home.