NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

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When:

Sat 9 May 2015, 3:30pm–5:00pm

Where: Te Awamutu RSA, 381 Alexandra St, Te Awamutu, Waipa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gold coin door entrance: $1.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The University of Waikato and Te Awamutu & District Memorial RSA invite you to 'Sons of Empire,' a three-part public lecture series commemorating the 100th anniversary of WW1. Each weekly presentation delivers a unique New Zealand perspective of the First World War: the voices of our soldiers, from the battles and the trenches to their legacy of literature; the diaries, the images and the poetry that remain. This entire series will be held at the Te Awamutu & District Memorial RSA. Light refreshments are provided at the conclusion of each event. NB: This is the second lecture in the series.

Lecture 2: 'The Last Battle - Perception and Representation of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy, 4 November 1918.'

Presenter: Dr Nathalie Philippe

Overview: This presentation looks at how New Zealand soldiers were able to liberate the French town of Le Quesnoy in Northern France and also how the First NZ Expeditionary Force’s last battle has been depicted using various media: photographs, drawings, paintings and stained glass.

About the presenter: Dr Nathalie Philippe is a senior lecturer in French at the University of Waikato. Her research focuses on the plight of civilians during WW1 and NZ on the Western Front.

Bookings: If you wish to attend any of the presentations in this series please RSVP by emailing: rsvp@waikato.ac.nz or phone: (07) 5775376, or 0272867454.

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