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Sun 26 Apr 2015, 10:00am–2:00pm
Tue 28 Apr 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm
Wed 29 Apr 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm
Thu 30 Apr 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm
Fri 1 May 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Motueka District Museum, 140 High Street, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The museum is proud to present our latest exhibition – Motueka’s War, WWI commemorations.

We tell the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district – those who went off to fight, those who didn’t return and those left behind to carry on with life as best they could.

This part of the exhibition goes up to Gallipoli. It explains what was behind the outbreak of war; which countries were allies and those that were part of the Central Powers; the various roles in the army; Motueka’s response to the war effort, both men who joined up and fund raising. Training the men, carried out mainly in Trentham, then embarkation and the arrival in Egypt.

We also have stories about our nurses, though not all were from Motueka but do have connections.

There are a number of exhibits from families whose father, grandfather or other relatives went to war, but not all returned.

After Gallipoli, the main exhibition will come out, but there will be an ongoing display of the war battle by battle and the role of honour will, sadly grow.

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