PAPAKURA MUSEUM is proud to be supported
by the Papakura Local Board.
FROM THE RUGBY FIELD TO THE BATTLEFIELD
JUNE & JULY 2017
An interactive, multimedia-based exhibition that explores the impact that the harsh reality of World War One had on our national game and the men who represented our country on both fields.
If you live out of town...
Papakura is a suburb on the southern side of Auckland, reachable by train (50 minutes), or a short drive from the motorway (approx.. 45 minute drive from the city and good place to stop enroute to Hamilton and beyond) with plenty of free parking in and around the town. There are a number of pubs and cafes in the town as well as a small community art gallery and public facilities.
AS WE SAW IT: Letters to and from the Front, WWI
Featuring a collection of postcards, letters, diaries, and official war correspondence written to and from New Zealand and the military camps, leave destinations, hospitals and battle fields of the First World War.
Letters from the front relay the experiences of local soldiers who left New Zealand's shores on what they thougfht would be a great adventure.
Letters from home tell the stories of the families and loved ones they left behind.
Photographs and personal memorabilia accompany the letters.
Postcard: Albert Brown Collection
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
More New Zealanders died in WWI than in all subsequent conflicts, including WWII. Imagine it is 1914 and you are off to war. The odds are against you returning fit and healthy, even if you do survive, you will have endured gruelling hardship, terror and unspeakable horrors.
Take the SURVIVOR WWI challenge and see how you fare. Spin the wheel. Will you survive?
Open Now. Young children must be supervised by an adult. Suitable for ages 5 & up.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 3pm - 4.30pm;
Wednesday: 3pm - 6pm;
Saturday: 11am - 2pm
AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:
The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.
$4.00 per set.
These can be purchased via our
Over the years several well researched and well written books covering the history of Papakura have been published.
Others have focused on churches, schools, sports clubs, and societies and been published in connection with centenaries or other milestones.
Visit the Papakura Museum to view our range of publications. All publications are available to purchase from our reception desk.