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ANZAC Day – Ka Maumahara Tonu Tātau Ki a Rātau

When:

Wed 25 Apr 2018, 10:00am–2:00pm

Where: The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Rotorua Museum

ANZAC Day marks New Zealand’s first major engagement of World War One at Gallipoli, Turkey. While it was a terrible defeat, it has gone on to become a legend of sacrifice.

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 the team from Rotorua Museum will be based at The Arts Village from 10am until 2pm with a free activity to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Make a harakeke (flax) cross to contribute to the Delores Cross Project. The Dolores Cross Project is an initiative that began in April 2008 with the aim of paying tribute to approximately 30,000 New Zealand military personnel buried on foreign soil with a hand-made Dolores Cross.

Visitors can come to reflect and remember all the men and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty.

Take the opportunity to visit The Art of Remembering - Te Pū o Mahara exhibition showcasing the winners and finalist entries by Rotorua art students. Rotorua High School students were tasked with creating visual art based on the story of a Rotorua person who served in the Great War.

Students were asked to interpret an aspect of their story through one of seven visual art mediums – painting, print making, sculpture, moving image, photography, digital or mixed media. The exhibition of about 30 works will be on display at The Arts Village from 21 April until 26 May 2018.

Families will also be able to weave flax crosses at Rotorua Museum drop-in crafts in Te Rūnanga Tea House on Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 April and Thursday 26 - Friday 27 April, 10am – 3pm.

For further information contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1818 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz

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