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.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.
Out on loan
A small wooden head depicting Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika, carved by Hongi himself in 1814 from a fencepost, features in an exhibition showcasing missionary Samuel Marsden’s legacy at the Hocken Library.