Home Front: New Zealand children during wartime Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Year levels 3 - 6, maximum 30 students Cost $5 for a one-hour session Availability Terms 1 - 4, available Mon and Fri except 1 Mar - 14 Apr and 2 - 26 May Venue Auckland Museum Wild Child gallery New Zealand Curriculum Levels 2 and 3 - Social Sciences Key competencies Related galleries and exhibitions Home Front exhibition, World War One Hall of Memories, Scars on the Heart gallery ENQUIRE NOWRESOURCES Discover what life was like at home during WWI The First World War had a huge effect on New Zealanders. The start of the war saw strong patriotism with almost 70,000 men volunteering for service during the First World War. Children saw their fathers and brothers go off to fight, some never to return. The homefront rallied in support of the soldiers and nurses overseas. Children were involved in the war effort through school and community activities. Join us to discover how they contributed and some of the challenges they faced as the war progressed. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Teacher professional development The Auckland War Memorial Museum offers learning opportunities for teachers around the events of the First World War. Book your staff now for this unique experience.