Linked to our HARNESSED, New Zealand's War Horses exhibit,
the school holiday activity in the Term 3 break
(27 September-12 October 2014) is HORSETALES
Watch for details closer to the time.
Horses struggle to pull a field gun from the mud at Flanders. National
Army Museum, NZ.
HARNESSED-NEW ZEALAND'S WAR HORSES
Exhibition by the National Army Museum, NZ.
Showing at Papakura Museum from August-October 2014
Through out history the horse has accompanied soldiers in battle.
In WWI the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force left for Egypt on16
October 1914- " a total of 8,454 men and 3,815 horses" (Tolerton, 2013,p 32)
By the war's end more than 10 000 NZ horses had been sent to the
battlefields of the Middle and the Western Front. Sadly, only four would return home.
HARNESSED tells the story of New Zealand's war horses and the men that cared
for them during WWI (1914-1918) and the South African War (1899-1902).
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.
Please click here [link coming soon] for details on availability and our current specials.
AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:
The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.