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Writing of War is a public event of readings in Akaroa on the evening of Friday, 1st August, to commemorate the centenary of the declaration of the First World War. Readings will be made from letters, diaries, and other material written by local servicemen who served during the War. Start time is 7pm, contact Akaroa Museum to book.

Image caption: Bill Bailey 7/1950, 9th Reinforcement, donated his wartime diary from 1916 and 1917 to Akaroa Museum. Photograph reproduced courtesy of Zelma Waghorn.

Bill Bailey 7/1950, 9th Reinforcement, donated his wartime diary from 1916 and 1917 to Akaroa Museum. Photograph reproduced courtesy of Zelma Waghorn.

 

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