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:
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”.
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”.