NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War

An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.

Badge, ANZAC Remembrance Day, 1916–20

Authors: Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter
Publication date: August 2014
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $49.99

The Great War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders’ lives, from the frontline to the family home.

The things that survived – a crumpled theatre ticket, an engraved cigarette case, a knitting pattern, a crucifix made from rifle cartridges – are emotional touchstones that bring this distant event back into our hands.

Historians Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross have scoured museums and archives across the country to uncover these personal possessions and the stories they tell. All-new photographs and original research illuminate the things that were worn, lugged, kissed and held by soldiers and those at home, placing these objects at the centre of this important new social history.

Holding on to Home provides a fresh perspective on the First World War and gives valuable insights into the lives of New Zealanders during wartime, more than one hundred years later.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $49.99
Extent: 320pp
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 240 x 210 mm
Illustrations: 300+ Colour and black & white
ISBN: 978-0-9876688-5-1

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Holding on to Home
Flag, 'Welcome Home', 1919
Fundraising banner, New Zealand Red Cross, 1914–18
The Soldier's Own Diary, Charles Letts & Co., 1914
This activity is being worked on from
2013
 to 
31 December 2014
Date added: 08 August 2014 | Last updated: 28 January 2015

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