As Anzac Day approaches, we have some interesting First World War displays for you to explore:
The Changing Face of Veterans (exhibition at Upper Riccarton Library until Monday 4 May). This photographic exhibition is about New Zealand’s war veterans since the First World War – our changing perceptions of veterans, and how we remember them. It’s a collaborative community project by Rannerdale Veterans’ Care, Upper Riccarton Library, and Riccarton High School.
ANZAC display with poppy blanket. Flickr Upper-Riccarton-Displays-ANZAC-Display-2015.JPG
World War One at home and at the front (exhibition at Central Library Peterborough until Sunday 24 May) – A display of uniforms, equipment, photographs, publications, badges and letters, and even gas masks – all generously loaned by Barry O’Sullivan, private collector. Read Alina’s post to get a flavour, and view the O’Sullivan collection online.
The New Brighton Boys (exhibition at New Brighton Library until the end of May)
Staff from Christchurch City Libraries, have put together a display of the stories of the 62 soldiers with strong links to New Brighton, who served and died in the First World War. The display includes stories of each soldier and some photographs. Find out more about the New Brighton Boys on Kete Christchurch.
First World War talks
We will also host a series of talks on First World War subjects:
- Canterbury at War (Canterbury Museum’s Curator of Human History, Sarah Murray, Tuesday 19 May at Upper Riccarton Library)
- Nurses at War (Anna Rogers, Saturday 25 July at South Library)
- Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier of the First World War (Professor Glyn Harper, Thursday 22 October at Central Library Peterborough)
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