NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Recovery: Women's Overseas Service in World War One by Kay Morris Matthews

This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews  and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.

Recovery: Women's Overseas Service in World War One by Kay Morris Matthews

This new 172 page publication written by Professor Kay Morris Matthews (Eastern Institute Technology) and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that New Zealand women undertook overseas during the First World War. It documents their bravery and self-sacrifice as well as their everyday work, often interspersed with discomfort, danger and destruction. Wherever possible, their own words are used to describe their experiences of war.

The book showcases women from the East Coast who served overseas either with the armed services or as volunteers between 1915 and 1919. Many were highly decorated and received military service medals. Their stories are extraordinary and are hereby placed on the public record to accompany the 2017 Tairawhiti Museum exhibition featuring women who served overseas in the First World War.

The exhibition runs from 24 March - 16 July 2017

The book is available from Tairawhiti Museum, contact 06 867 3832 or info@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz for $35 plus p+p

This activity is being worked on from
24 March 2017
Date added: 27 March 2017 | Last updated: 27 March 2017
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