Slice of Heaven – 20th century Aotearoa: views from the bridge 2

Installation of Te Papa’s new history exhibition Slice of Heaven - Twentieth Century Aotearoa  continues - 29 days to go until opening on 2 October 2010…

The views from the bridge on Level 5 give a taste of what’s to come and the topics that the exhibition will explore. 

Here is something evoking the kiwi backyard which nearly always includes a lawn:

A reminder of the kiwi backyard and lawn. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

A reminder of the kiwi backyard and lawn. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

On the other side of the bridge are signs of Empire and New Zealand’s relationship in the early 1900s with Britain, the “mother country”.

Exploring New Zealand's ties with the Empire.

Exploring New Zealand's ties with the Empire. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

During World War 1 New Zealand eagerly supported Britain by sending troops to serve in the war. A 1915 poster aimed at encouraging men to volunteer for military service featured the stirring slogan “Wanted men, more men”.

'Wanted Men, More Men- New Zealand supports Britain in World War 1.

'Wanted Men, More Men' - New Zealand supports Britain in World War 1. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

Exploring New Zealand's involvement in World War 1 - 'Wanted Men, More Men'.

Exploring New Zealand's involvement in World War 1 - 'Wanted Men, More Men'. Copyright Te Papa, 2010.

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