An interactive living history experience of trench warfare & life in war time at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. Anzac weekend 2014.
From the moment you enter Founder’s Heritage Park, experience total First World War immersion.
Our trench experience will show both sides of the conflict. The German trenches concrete-lined, made to last. The Germans will experience a mustard gas attack, the Allies, a trench invasion - men from both sides will be wounded. There will be a mine being dug under No Man’s Land, a working field kitchen, bunk room, first aid room. The sights, sounds and smell of First World War trenches.
Tapawera Training Camp will be recreated complete with drill and kit inspections.
Conscientious Objector Mark Briggs will stand up to officialdom for his beliefs and a street performance of original songs will highlight mothers, daughters and sisters waving their men off to war and surviving without them.
Guard Posts demand ID papers. Our British HQ General demands obedience to insane ideas while rounding up civilians to do their bit.
Join the ‘Resistance Challenge’ and try the ‘Uncrackable Code Competition.
A quieter space for our younger members of the public can be found at our Children’s Fete.
‘Walls of Remembrance’ static displays, multi-media, projection, storyboards, oral displays, live poetry readings and more.
All this and more.
The Anzac Experience. April 25th, 26th and 27th 2014. 10am-4.30pm.