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Auckland Museum will reopen Sunday 7 March

We look forward to welcoming you back on Sunday when our doors open at 9AM. To plan your Level 2 visit, click here.

Cenotaph Stories

  • Mary McBeth

    Heather Downie
    Volunteer, Online Cenotaph and Pou Maumahara

    105 years ago on the 8th April, 1915 - the first fifty nurses of the newly formed New Zealand Army Nursing Service, set sail for the First World War. Online Cenotaph Volunteer Heather shares the story of one of these nurses, Mary McBeth.

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  • Elizabeth's search for Cora Beattie Anderson

    Three little books found in an antique shop took Elizabeth Burke on a journey from Brisbane to Thames in search of the story of a matron from the First World War.

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  • Charlotte Le Gallais

    Charlotte Le Gallais nursed at Auckland Hospital and was one of ten nurses selected for the first voyage of the New Zealand Hospital Ship 'Maheno' bound for Gallipoli in 1915.

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  • Daphne Commons

    Daphne Commons was one of 50 nurses who went away in April 1915 as part of the New Zealand Army. They left on the ship Rotorua, bound for England.

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  • Ella Cooke

    Ella's plans for a working holiday in England were dashed by the outbreak of war in 1914. Listen to excepts from Ella's diary where she talks about her time in the French Flag Nursing Corps.

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