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RSL Australia President Robert Dick Visits

The Great War Exhibition is offering free admission for all RSA members in November 2018, in recognition for their service to our country. Click here for more information. President of the RSL (Returned and Services League) of Australia, Robert Dick,...More...

RSA Free Month

Following last year’s success, The Great War Exhibition is offering FREE admission for all RSA members in November 2018, in recognition for their service to our country. Sense the hardship, heroism and tragedy of World War I. The Great War...More...

Passchendaele Reunion 100 O’Malley Descendants

Emma Bradley organised a family reunion for over 100 relatives, all descendants of her grandfather who was wounded at Passchendaele in 1917. The reunion, held at The Great War Exhibition, was a chance for some of Paul O’Malley’s 11 children,...More...

Tauhara College Students Connect with First World War

When year nine students from Tauhara College recently visited the Great War Exhibition, the devastation of the First World War hit home, especially for those whose family members had served in the war.  The students were featured in this article...More...

Passchendaele Exhibition in the News

Camera and Bayonet feature in Passchendaele Exhibition Our new Passchendaele Exhibition, Passchendaele - New Zealand's Darkest Day, has been in the news again. Both the Cook Strait News and Independent Herald ran stories about Jack Gradwell loaning his great-grandfather's bayonet...More...

Pukeahu Historic Tours – Wellington City Heritage Week

The Great War Exhibition are thrilled to be hosting specialty tours during Wellington City Heritage Week (23rd – 29th  October). Fascinating Pukeahu historic tours Let our knowledgeable tour guides take you on a journey through layers of fascinating history at...More...

Horrors of Passchendaele on Stuff

Dominion Post reporters visited the opening of Passchendaele - New Zealand's Darkest Day, and described the latest in The Great War Exhibitions series of temporary exhibitions, as "encapsulating the horrors of Passchendaele." Horrors of Passchendaele Jessica Long reports online, on...More...

Family Connection

Recent articles in the Ashburton Guardian and Northern Observer (northern Canterbury ) highlight the family connections that visitors often find at The Great War Exhibition. The full text of the article is below these newspaper images. [caption id="attachment_1617" align="aligncenter" width="6698"]...More...

Darkest Day on Radio NZ Checkpoint

Today at the opening of our new Exhibition, Passchendaele – New Zealand’s Darkest Day, Radio New Zealand reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui  talked to Exhibition Manager Ian Wards about the Battle of Passchendaele. "The reality was Passchendaele was awful," Wards says,...More...

Passchendaele Exhibition – NZ Herald

The New Zealand Herald visited our temporary Passchendaele exhibition this morning, and captured the essence of the exhibition on video.  Camera man Matt Mitchell talks with Steve La Hood, Director Story Inc. who spearheaded the team of companies that created...More...

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