The recent opening of our temporary exhibition, Lest We Forget The Other, was celebrated by the New Zealand Chinese and Indian Communities with dignitaries, politicians and leaders of both ethnic communities attending.
The first of its kind, this temporary exhibition highlights the service of Chinese and Indian New Zealanders in the First World War and is on display until 25 March 2018. Lest We Forget – The Other tells individual stories, which are as diverse as the soldiers themselves. More information is available here.
Ian Wards, exhibition manager, says, “It was a colorful and vibrant evening with thought-provoking speeches – a good tribute to the NZ-Chinese and NZ-Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War.”
The opening was covered by OTV News here (see 16:18 mins) and featured in Wellington’s Independent Herald, and Asia Samachar, an online newspaper for Sikhs in Southeast Asia and surrounding countries.
The NZ Indian Central Association featured the event on their Facebook page.