From the Uttermost ends of the earth, this takes us on a journey from the excitement of the men signing up for war to the reality of life in the harsh deserts of Palestine and the Sinai and the nightmare of the Western Front, The Somme and Passchendale.
Memorabilia from the soldiers' families will be on display with letters, photographs, diaries, poems, songs, Egyptian artefacts and other items generously loaned from the community which has helped shape this informative and moving exhibition.
Captain Earnest Harston, Sir Andrew Russell, Sergeant Edwin Cornford and Leo Bestall, who was the first director of MTG Hawke’s Bay, are some of the local names who are featured in the exhibition and have personal items which have been gifted to the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust collection.
About one in four New Zealand men between the ages of 20 and 45 were either killed or wounded in the First World War. The impact on New Zealand society was wide-reaching and profound. The stories told in this exhibition are only a few of the experiences of the Hawke’s Bay men and women at war.
Thursday 27 April, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 28 April, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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