Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2014, 10am - 4pm
In the weekend following the national commemoration, the Museum presents a range of rich and vibrant programmes that will explore New Zealand’s presence in Sāmoa during WWI.
27 August - 5 October 2014, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
19 June 2014 - 1 February 2015, Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free with Museum entry
The first in a series of exhibitions
about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.
by Wilma Blom
It is the smallest of collection items, yet this scrap of paper is a profound reminder of the transitory nature of our lives. For years this unclipped rail ticket was overlooked in the vast collection of ephemera at Auckland Museum until its re-discovery by curator Wilma Blom.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.
Mary Gould was a NZ Army nurse who served on hospital ships throughout WWI. Her sketchbook contains numerous contributions from patients and the people she met along her journey.