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  • Nation changers

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Several years ago, students from a local school gathered on the side of a small country road and watched as kuia and kaumatua wept as they remembered their whanau who had lost their lives during the New Zealand wars 150 years earlier. So they created a student-led petition that they took to Parliament in order for these battles to be remembered.

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  • New Pou Kanohi gallery helping people connect with First World War stories

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    A century on, the events of the First World War can feel abstract and unconnected to our lives today, but Auckland Museum’s new gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War is making the events of the war feel both relevant and relatable.

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  • Best of 2016

    By Auckland Museum staff
    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

    We look back at some of Auckland Museum's most popular events, exhibitions, and writing from 2016.

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  • Messages to Margaret

    By Auckland Museum staff
    Sun, 4 Dec 2016

    Margaret Swarbrick was a dressmaker turned nurse who worked at a hospital in England that tended more than 20,000 New Zealand soldiers. She asked the men in her care to write in her 'autograph books'. Their sketches, photographs and messages reveal the lighter side of life in a WWI military hospital.

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  • Sharing in the search

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM STAFF
    FRI, 28 OCT 2016

    Pou Maumahara will be the 'home of Online Cenotaph', offering a place for people to learn more about New Zealand's military heritage and connect with their own family's military history with the support of Museum staff and volunteers.

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  • The people of Pou Maumahara

    Auckland Museum Staff
    FRI, 21 Oct 2016

    When Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre opens next month it will remind us of the human element of war with personal stories.

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  • A window into our military heritage

    Auckland Museum staff
    Fri, 14 Oct 2016

    People see different things when they look at military medals but from next month our visitors will have greater access to the Museum’s collection of military heritage medals than ever before.

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  • Anzac Day 2016: Your view

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016

    Monday 25 April 2016 marked a centenary of Anzac Day commemorations. The day at Auckland Museum was wonderfully captured and shared, from live coverage by Māori Television to beautiful photos and messages by those in attendance.

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  • Solve a WWII mystery

    Mon, 18 Apr 2016

    100 years on from the first ANZAC Day commemorations, Auckland War Memorial Museum is working with the Israeli Ambassador Yosef Livne on a quest to find a mystery fallen New Zealand WWII Serviceman. Can you help us?

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  • A new home for Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015

    ​Although many visitors have popped into the exhibition as we have been setting up, Entangled Islands officially opened at the Museum of Sāmoa on Monday evening. ​

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