Exhibitions and Events

HOW TO FIND US

 


PAPAKURA MUSEUM is proud to be supported
by the Papakura Local Board.

    

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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.

 

 

WWI EXHIBITION

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

ACTIVITY

 SURVIVOR WWI

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:

 

POSTCARDS

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
reception desk.

BOOKS

 

Publications

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.


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WHERE TO FIND US

Pedestrian Access
209 Great South Road

Free Undercover Parking - two levels
28 East Street

 

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Late Night Wednesday 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Entry is free; donations are always appreciated

Chldren under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Please do not bring food or drink into the Museum
Photography is allowed; NO flash please

 

CONTACT US

Phone: 09 298 2003

Email:
manager@papakuramuseum.org.nz
historian@papakuramuseum.org.nz
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ducation@papakuramuseum.org.nz
archives@papakuramuseum.org.nz
research@papakuramuseum.org.nz

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