Gallery Tour of World War One Exhibition
During World War One, New Zealand soldiers and nurses had a variety of experiences. Some endured gassing in the muddy trenches of Europe. Others collected souvenirs while serving in the sands of the Middle East. All felt the sorrows of life at war and all had stories worth telling.
At home, Cantabrians waged their own war and did what they could to support those overseas, their families and innocent civilians caught in the conflict. In many respects the War at home was the women’s War. Mothers, wives and sisters did an enormous amount of fundraising and organised thousands of care packages for those serving.
Explore these stories of Canterbury at War with a gallery tour of the Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed exhibition delivered by Curator Human History Jill Haley.
Dr Jill Haley is a Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum. She was part of the curatorial team who developed the exhibition. Her particular interests are the stories about Canterbury at home during and after the War.