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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Movie-going during the First World War

By:
James Taylor - Research Co-ordinator at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Going to the movies was a favourite pastime for New Zealanders prior to the First World War, and over the course of the war it became even more popular. Ngā Taonga has preserved extracts of what New Zealanders would have watched one hundred years ago.


Detail from 'Otago Expeditionary Force' (1914), courtesy of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Date added: 01 March 2016 | Last updated: 01 March 2016