National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Heartlanders: New Zealanders of the Great War

heartlanders_option_4The National Army Museum, along with the help of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission, has developed a travelling World War I exhibition which is to tour around the country visiting over 25 destinations throughout New Zealand. The exhibition aims to bring the stories of the brave soldiers who fought in World War I back home to the communities where their journey began.

The exhibition is being created in three shipping containers all of which are being refurbished to resemble high quality museum galleries. The exhibition opened in Palmerston North on Saturday 10th October and has already travelled around the North Island finishing on Armistice Day in Ohakune. The South Island tour begins on 17th February in Blenheim.

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Getting to Know the Locals – learn some of the stories of the men of women from heartland New Zealand during World War I.