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Bringing it Home: Taranaki and WW1 exhibition

This exhibition tells of a province at war and will trace the deep and lasting impact of the First World War on the region. Opens at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki 17 April 2015.

Men from the Enteric Huts at the New Zealand Convalescent Hospital in Hornchurch, England (PHO2013-0141) (detail).

17 April – 26 July 2015
Lower Ground Floor, Puke Ariki Museum
This is their story. The daughters. The sons. The crippled. The heroes. The mothers. The fathers. The children. The leaders. The doubters. The heartbroken. The people of Taranaki.     
Thousands of men left their farms, jobs and families in Taranaki to serve in the war. They left to see the world, they left to fight alongside their mates, for their King, their country, and their families. Many left to die.
This exhibition tells of a province at war. The courage, the heartbreak, the humour and triumph of people at home and in battle. It casts new light on well-known heroes and uncovers little known stories. It traces the legacy of the war, showing how this global conflict touched local districts, communities, and whānau around the mountain.
This is their story. This is your story.

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Photo postcard of a group of soldiers from B Company, 19th Reinforcements (PHO2007-267)
This activity is being worked on from
December 2013
August 2015
Date added: 23 May 2014 | Last updated: 14 September 2015