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The Children's War

When:

Wed 15 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 17 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 19 Jun 2016, 1:30pm–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 had a significant and lasting impact on a generation of New Zealand children, though we only rarely consider the wartime experience through their eyes.

Girls and boys were immersed in principles of patriotism, heroism and sacrifice at school and in youth organisations, and also played an active role in contributing to New Zealand’s war effort.

At home they had to cope with the long, anxious vigil, the uncertainty and sacrifices that came from a long separation from distant fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers, some who would never come home.

As part of our ongoing series of exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, this display, drawn from Tairāwhiti Museum’s collections, reflects on children’s experiences of war.