NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

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When:

Thu 19 Mar 2015, 1:00pm

Where: The Treasury, 705 - 709 Queen St, Thames, The Coromandel

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $5.00

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury archive and family research centre in Thames. The Treasury will be open every day during the Thames Heritage Festival.

'We will remember them. World War One, grief and memory' by Russell Skeet, Historian

Russell Skeet, a former Territorial Force Volunteer with 28 years’ service, and an interest in military history, will canvas the subject of grief, memory and memorialisation, within the context of World War One and from a perspective 100 years after the event.

With the recent publication of books such a “From Gold Mine to Front Line” (about WW1 servicemen from the Thames area) and the WW100 project acting as markers, Russell will explore how the Thames community reconciled grief with distance and what lasting effects the losses of World War One may have had on local communities. Drawing something of a ‘long-bow’ he will try to tease out some lessons and speculate why black is our national colour.

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