Activities & Projects
Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.
A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.
A multi-media living history presentation telling the story of soldiers from the district that served at The Somme. Several performances at Motueka District Museum over 5-6 April 2016.
Join the Auckland War Memorial Museum as they bring back to life the voices of New Zealanders for or against conscription in the First World War, between 30 July and 21 August 2016.
Historian Steve Watters investigates the reaction to the introduction of conscription in New Zealand in this lecture at Whanganui's Davis Theatre on 19 April 2016.