One hundred years ago, in August 1914, New Zealand was at war. Over a period of four years more than 100,000 men left New Zealand to fight in Europe, risking their lives for the Empire. Together with the men, women and children they left behind, their story is one of enduring separation, anxiety and hard ship moderated by friendship, life and good humour. Curator Human History Sarah Murray will share with us stories from the First World War and consider the enduring legacy of this conflict on our nation today.
The Bird Hall
Tuesday 5 August