Posts tagged with World War One

Wanted: loved ones

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All we know about him is a name written on a glass negative: ‘Hart’.  Ever since I first saw him I have kept his photograph on my wall.  He has been the inspiration for many hours of image research for the World War I film that screens in Te Papa’s C20th history exhibition, Slice of Heaven.   Using silent archive footage and stills the film… Read more »

Slice of Heaven: 20th century Aotearoa – points of remembrance

Memorial to New Zealanders who lost their lives during World War One.

Only one day to go until the exhibition Slice of Heaven: 20th century Aotearoa opens. Just the last tweaks to do now and blessing of the exhibition space on Friday morning. But even before the public gets in to see it, the exhibition is stopping people in their tracks. An imposing, sombre, dark slice protrudes outwards from the exhibition,… Read more »

War memorials for Anzac Day

  • St marys Church, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009

To the left is a war memorial that I discovered in Nelson. It is on the grounds of St Marys Catholic Church in Manuka Street. I don’t know anything about this memorial and it’s not listed on the register of war memorials on NZHistory.net.nz. Any information about it would be gratefully recieved. It would also be great to… Read more »

The End of World War I: 11 November 1918

Almost 250 objects and images related to World War I held by Te Papa can now be viewed on online. Curators have chosen items with sentimental value or connected to the home front and the war’s aftermath in New Zealand, as well as those associated directly with the conflict and overseas theatres of war. Find… Read more »

World War One Memorial Project Update

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We’re very impressed and gratified by the response so far to our World War One Memorial Project. Since its launch last month, we’ve had 95 images of New Zealand memorials contributed from all over the country. The towns and cities so far represented are: Akaroa, Alexandra, Auckland, Cambridge, Eastbourne, Glenorchy, Hawera, Hokianga, Hunterville, Levin, Makara, Mangaweka,… Read more »

Trees as war memorials

Eastbourne Anzac Memorial Tree

Not all war memorials are monumental or made from marble. While I was reading Ann Beaglehole’s Eastbourne: A History of the Eastern Bays of Wellington Harbour, I discovered details of trees planted by the community to remember World War One (WWI) and those who lost their lives. In July 1916 two pohutukawa trees were planted… Read more »