NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

'From Tauranga to the Trenches' Mobile Exhibition

From Tauranga to the Trenches mobile exhibition uses interactive technology and visual displays to tell the stories of local men who were involved in the First World War.

Since it opened in August 2014, a “Tauranga to the Trenches” mobile exhibition displaying First World War material from the Tauranga Heritage Collection, Hauraki Regimental Association, and private collections has been well-received by visitors, young and old. The exhibition uses interactive technology and visual displays to tell the stories of local men who were involved in the First World War. Touch screens bring to life audio/visual recordings of the men’s letters, diaries, and memories of their experiences. Uniforms, weapons, supplies, photographs, information panels and maps provide details of the conflict and highlight the challenges the men endured so far from home.

Two 20ft shipping containers were customised to make a compact, secure exhibition that can be transported to different locations. The exhibition has travelled to public spaces in the city, several schools, and RSA venues. Many visitors have shared their personal family connections to the First World War, while teachers and students have welcomed the opportunity to discover how the war affected their local community.

The mobile museum will feature nine more exhibitions during the First World War commemorations.

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Digital Memorial Wall, From Tauranga to the Trenches
A lesson on site at Tauranga Girls' College, October 2014
Young visitor, Greerton, December 2014
Exhibition at Tauranga A&P Show January 2015
This activity is being worked on from
29 August 2014
 to 
2019
Date added: 19 November 2014 | Last updated: 11 April 2017

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