WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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'From Little Towns in a Far Land' exhibition

Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.

WL Mitchell

Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki. The exhibition will be part of the upcoming WW100 centennial commemorations. The North Otago Museum is focusing on the stories behind the names and service numbers. The exhibition will include items from the North Otago Museum and the Waitaki District Archive collections.
Familiar names including Donald Forrester Brown VC and Isabel Clark are in the exhibition alongside less well known stories of bravery, strength and loss. The exhibition will include original letters, diaries and photographs. Discover how these people experienced the First World War as individuals. The exhibition title “From little towns in a far land” is a line from a Rudyard Kipling poem. This poem appears on the Oamaru First World War memorial on Thames Street.

This activity is being worked on from
November 2014
April 2015
Date added: 18 April 2013 | Last updated: 04 May 2015
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