NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Kaipatiki reflects on the First World War

An ongoing static display consisting of the First World War soldiers and nurses from the Kaipatiki community and their role in the theatre of war.

Some of the soldiers on display

We  have created an ongoing static display (mannequins in service dress) alongside story boards which will depict the role those services played through the First World War and within the specific areas  and dates of importance. This display will serve to increase our community's knowledge of those New Zealanders (local) and the important role they all played. These will be rotated around the community in many locations over the forthcoming years (e.g. schools, libraries, public spaces and so on). But will mainly be seen at the Kaipatiki Local Boards Foyer.

The static display will serve to increase awareness and inform the wider communities of Kaipatiki (Birkenhead, Northcote and Glenfield) especially the children and youth, and our new communities, about the history of  ANZAC and why all New Zealanders will acknowledge these dates now 100 years on. We hope to gather the many stories from this display and other activities in communities, that might not have been circulated before today, and other thoughts from our young people today.  

Further information

Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust: Jill Nerheny bntrust@xtra.co.nz or jill@bngcommunitytrust.org.nz 90 4848854 / 0274834511

This activity is being worked on from
30 August 2014
 to 
30 November 1918
Date added: 03 May 2014 | Last updated: 06 December 2018
| Contact:
Jill Nerheny
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