An exhibition at Lakes District Museum & Gallery about Wakatipu people in the First World War - from those who eagerly enlisted, to those who baked, knitted and raised funds for others overseas.
This exhibition takes a reflective look at the local servicemen and women who believed it was their duty to serve their King and Country and the individual stories generated.
Understanding of the impact of WWI on the Wakatipu has diminished over time. 288 people served overseas, 85 never to return. Glenorchy was hardest hit. From a population of 150 in 1916, 25 men lost their lives. Many returned with injuries, seen and unseen, with many families attributing their early death to war service. Those who remained behind found their lives consumed with fundraising, knitting and sewing to support those fighting.