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Boris Johnson at The Great War Memorial

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited The Great War Exhibition yesterday after unveiling the British war memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Upon completion of the unveiling and the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior,... More...

Belgian Memorial Maquette

Belgian Memorial
On 12 October 2017, a Belgian memorial will be officially unveiled at the Pukeahu National Memorial Park. A maquette (or scale replica) of the Belgian memorial is currently on display within the foyer of The Great War Exhibition. The maquette,... More...

London Bus for Lion’s Fans

Lions' Fans Surprised The last thing two Lions fans expected to see in Wellington was an original London bus from 1914. James Gwinnett and Will Thorpe, who play rugby for Tunbridge Wells, Kent, arrived in New Zealand to enjoy the... More...

Dissent on Radio NZ Checkpoint

Dissent, The Great War Exhibition's latest temporary exhibition about New Zealand opposition to the First World War, is featured Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint programme. To view Radio NZ Checkpoint, click here. Dissent was also featured on Radio NZ's  Midday News. To... More...

Dissent on Māori Television

Dissent on Māori Television
Dissent, The Great War Exhibition's latest temporary exhibition is featured on Maori Television. Dissent showcases opposition to the First World War from New Zealanders, including iwi, conscientious objectors and political figures. Maori Television talked with James McLean of Story Inc. who worked with The... More...

Dissent on Radio New Zealand’s Midday News

Dissent on Radio NZ News
Dissent, The Great War Exhibition's latest temporary exhibition about New Zealand opposition to the First World War, is featured Radio New Zealand's Midday News. To hear the news about Dissent click here and forward to 13:02 minutes. The exhibition will also be... More...

St Bede’s Meet Old Boy Captain Peoples

St Bede's Students Education Tour
When a year-thirteen history class from St Bede’s College took an education tour at The Great War Exhibition in Wellington, they didn’t expect to meet Captain Gerard Peoples, an ex-St Bede’s student serving within the New Zealand Army. Captain Peoples... More...

Trentham Soldiers

Soldiers from Trentham visit
Twelve soldiers, currently based at Trentham Military Camp, recently visited The Great War Exhibition. Their visit allowed them to appreciate the conditions their forebears were exposed to in the First World War. "It's quite sobering really," said one of the... More...

Strong Family Connection

More than One Connection
When Blenheim resident Eileen Guard visited The Great War Exhibition in Wellington, she found a family connection in more ways than one. Lynne Roberts of Christchurch had booked a premium tour of the Exhibition for her mother, knowing Eileen’s father,... More...

Wounded in the DomPost

Wounded in the DomPost
Wounded, a temporary exhibition at The Great War Exhibition, highlights the effects of First World War conflict on injured service people. During World War One, 41,000 wounds to New Zealand soldiers were treated. Some of these were people who were... More...
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