The Museum's military information centre, provides a rich resource for the study of New Zealandís military history.
When you visit the Armoury Information Centre on the top floor of the Museum, feel free to ask us any questions about the role played by New Zealand in war and peacekeeping operations. You can also spend time conducting in-depth research of New Zealandís experience of war or tracing your ancestorís military service. RSA volunteers are on hand to share their experiences and to assist with research projects.
Visitors to the Armoury can check the Museum Libraryís catalogue for further related material and access CD-ROMs. Other educational resources include books, magazines, maps and posters, videos, tape recorded interviews of people discussing personal war experiences, photographs, clipping files and newspapers on microfilm. The Armoury also provides information for those who want to study more about the Holocaust. The Holocaust Gallery is located near the Armoury.
The Armoury is open seven days of the week from 10am to 5pm, all year round except for Christmas day and ANZAC morning.
The Museum Library also welcomes donations of archival material relating to New Zealand service personnel and military organisations.
Weapons, Medals and Decorations
Weapons, armour and medals from the Museumís extensive collections are on display in the Armoury Gallery and background information about them can be found in the Armoury Information Centre.
The Cenotaph database contains biographical records and some photos for over 114,000 deceased New Zealanders, many of whom gave their lives as a result of war. Although the main focus is World War One, there are entries for men and women who served in South Africa in the 19th century, through the First and Second World Wars to Korea, Malaya and Vietnam in the 1950s to 1970s, and even recent peacekeeping deployments.
For many, this is can be an emotional experience - as it is often the first time they have ever found any information on their relative, let alone seen a photograph of them.
The Cenotaph database is an ongoing project. We welcome information, documents and photographs about New Zealanders in a war; this may be service in New Zealand or overseas. We are happy to copy materials, especially photographs and return the originals afterwards.
The Armoury is open every day from 10am to 5pm, all year round except for Christmas day and ANZAC morning.
28 (Maori) BattalionOver 3500 members of 28 (Maori) Battalion served in 2NZEF in the Middle East, Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy. Further details Ľ
Phone: +64 9 309 0443 ext 7074
Fax: +64 9 306 7065
Armoury Information Centre
Auckland War Memorial Museum
PO Box 92018