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Fri 9 Nov 2018, 12:10pm–1:40pm

Where: National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


In these three lunch time talks, Jane Tolerton, Steven Loveridge and Barbara Mulligan will each draw on their unique knowledge of the First World War to present on what life was like after the signing of the armistice agreement on 11th November, 1918 that ended the fighting on land, sea and air.

The talk will purposefully focus on the lives of people to clearly relate to the content of the exhibition ‘Goodbye to all that: Armistice 1918’ curated by students of VUW Museum and Heritage Studies.

Jane Tolerton will speak to her upcoming book that focuses on the lives of three men who were teenagers when they went to war. In this talk, she will discuss their homecomings and how women picked them up and put them back on their feet, helping them get through their physical and psychological wounds.

Steven Loveridge will speak about his current research which focuses on the different positions former servicemen came to in regards to their wartime experiences.

Barbara Mulligan, who will take a more practical approach to the talk, will discuss her ongoing projects which focus on Wellington war memorials and the restoration of the gravestones of Influenza victims at Karori cemetery.

Each speaker will present for around 20-30 minutes and there will be around 5 minutes for questions at the end of each presentation.

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