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Cenotaph Stories

  • Records of the Fourth Force

    Madison Pine
    Collection Technician, Research Support

    Between November 2021 and February 2022, Online Cenotaph had two dedicated transcribers working on the Records of New Zealand Seamen, also known as the Merchant Navy. Here, we share their work, and our efforts to include this fourth force in Online Cenotaph.

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  • A Year in Review: Online Cenotaph 2021

    Online Cenotaph, Victoria Passau and Madison Pine

    It has been a busy year for the Online Cenotaph team, updating and creating thousands of records, working on numerous transcription projects with our Visitor Host and Volunteers, and working with all our researchers and contributors. Here, we share our accomplishments and highlights of 2021.

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  • Prisoner of War Camps WWII

    By Angus Drumm
    Sheldon Werner Summer Student

    Over this summer, Auckland War Memorial Museum welcomed seven students as part of our inaugural Sheldon Werner Summer Studentship programme. Online Cenotaph welcomed Angus Drumm, who reflects on his experience researching Prisoner of War Camps.

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  • A Year in Review: Online Cenotaph 2020

    Online Cenotaph Team

    2020 began with a team member moving to Wellington, included two lockdowns, five grant recipients, and forty one transcription projects. Here we have shared some of our accomplishments and highlights for 2020.

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  • Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections

    We aim to capture contemporary responses to COVID-19 by exploring the similarities, parallels, and perspectives that emerge from considering the pandemic response in the contexts of peace and conflict, and remembrance and commemoration.

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  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori translation project 2020

    By Victoria Passau and James Taylor
    Collection Information and Access team

    Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira seeks to be a kaiāwhina (advocate) in the revitalisation and retention of te reo Māori. As a step toward this, we have recently translated our Collections Online and Online Cenotaph user interfaces into te reo Māori.

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  • I am the process not the product

    Dina Jezdic
    Contemporary Reflections Grant Recipient

    Dina Jezdic reflects on her experiences as a child leaving Belgrade and arriving in New Zealand, and how New Zealand's first Covid-19 lock down transported her mind back to memories of Belgrade, and those times of constant awareness of politics and uncertainty.

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