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Cenotaph Stories

  • Kāre e ngaropōina ia mātou a rātou e tuātau `uātu

    By William Kainana Cuthers
    Researcher and Academic Writer

    In celebration of Cook Islands Language Week William Cuthers Researcher and Academic Writer has written a piece celebrating the language of the Cook Islands and commemorating the service of the Cook Islands ancestors who served. He is introduced by Arerangi Tongia

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  • Nada Florence Priest

    Auckland Museum

    Nada Florence Priest was born on 1 June 1922, at Waihou, New Zealand. Raised on a farm, she attended Te Aroha College, and afterwards worked for a short time for a local timber merchant. She joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs) on 6 June 1943.

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  • The Pacific War - 75 years on

    By Dan Millar and Madison Pine
    Collection Technicians Research Support

    In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day, we have put together some of the stories of the men and women of all of New Zealand's forces who served during the Pacific War.

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  • Goldfish Club

    By Madison Pine
    Collection Technician, Research Support

    Their Club Motto is "Gold for the value of life. Fish for the Sea," they joined by ditching an aircraft into a body of water. These are the stories of the Goldfish Club.

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  • Our Coastwatchers

    Geraldine Warren and Madison Pine
    Collection Information and Access team

    Coastwatchers were the eyes and ears for New Zealand throughout the Moana Pacific, during the Second World War. This is the story of the Coastwatchers, and of John Jones who fought for official recognition of their service. *Please be aware this article does contain sensitive material relating to the Tarawa Massacre*

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  • A journey to the archives

    Victoria Passau, Collection Manager Online Cenotaph

    Online Cenotaph is shifting its Collection objectives to focus on non-Army records as well as more recent conflicts. This article outlines our journey to the Wellington archives.

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  • Kia mahi tahi tātou - COVID-19 Transcription

    Victoria Passau, Collection Manager Online Cenotaph

    Auckland Museum closed to the public from Friday 22 March 2020 in response to the country entering COVID-19 Alert Level 4. This meant a number of our front-line staff and volunteers required work they could complete from home. Here is what they got up to.

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  • Ian Lewis Ruxton Wilson

    By Madison Pine
    Collection Technician, Research Support

    Collection Technician Madison Pine interviews Angela Ruxton Caughey, who was contacted through Online Cenotaph by a member of the public helping her family to locate her brother's grave site.

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  • James Herbert Golding Alp

    By Barbara Alp

    Barbara Alp shares fond memories of her father Captain James Herbert Golding Alp (30991) who served in the Infantry Brigade during the Second World War and returned to work at the Serjeant Art Gallery.

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  • Year in Review: Online Cenotaph 2019

    By Madison Pine
    Collection Technician, Research Support

    Throughout 2019, the Online Cenotaph team has been busy working on numerous projects to update and enhance Online Cenotaph records. Here we shared some of our highlights and accomplishments of 2019.

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