Celebrating 40 Years
Citizens Advice Bureau Papakura
Exhibition Starts on 19 June 2014
The Papakura CAB was established in 1974 when the Papakura Borough Council recognised the need for a local social services organisation. The CAB has moved premises and grown over the years but remains reliant on unpaid volunteers who deal with thousands of requests for information and help, from people in our community each year.
This exhibition pays tribute to those volunteers and the role of the CAB- Papakura in supporting our diverse community.
Image: Outside Farmers Store, C 1992.
Term 2 Holiday Activity:
There will be no holiday activity in the Term 2 break.
( June 30 - July 18, 2014)
Watch for HORSETALES in the Term 3 Holidays.
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 five 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.