Connecting Past & Present through Online Cenotaph

Join Victoria Passau, Online Cenotaph & Enquiry Service Manager, as she explores the impactful history and continued relevance of one of the most comprehensive military databases in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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MON 27 MAY, 1PM
TE PĀTAKA MĀTĀPUNA RESEARCH LIBRARY, LEVEL 2
FREE FOR AMI MEMBERS, NON-AMI MEMBERS $25

The Online Cenotaph, managed by Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, is a comprehensive military database documenting over 265,000 service personnel from Aotearoa New Zealand, from the South African Wars to the present. This digital platform, under the guidance of Victoria Passau, Online Cenotaph & Enquiry Service Manager, serves as a dynamic memorial enriched by veterans, whānau, genealogists, and researchers. It embodies the intersection of digital humanities and technology, showcasing how the digital world can make historical records accessible.

The Online Cenotaph is more than a database; it's a living testament to New Zealand's military history, continuously evolving through community contributions. This digital memorial not only preserves the past but also educates and connects generations, highlighting the significance of digital resources in understanding New Zealand's military contributions.

Join Victoria in exploring the impactful history and continued relevance of this invaluable resource, reflecting on its role in bridging past and present through digital innovation.

 


Victoria Passau, Online Cenotaph & Enquiry Service Manager

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About Victoria

Victoria Passau (Online Cenotaph & Enquiry Service Manager) has served as the Collection Manager of the Online Cenotaph at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum since 2014. In this role, she's been instrumental in elevating the Online Cenotaph from a digital repository to a vibrant platform, enriched by collaborations with the Museum's diverse content partners.

Beyond her digital responsibilities, Victoria oversees the Museum’s Research Library Te Pātaka Mātāpuna and manages the enquiries received by the Collections and Research Directorate.

Holding a Master of Library and Information Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, Victoria combines her academic background with a practical approach, adeptly integrating traditional Museum practices with the digital.

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