Wonderful images of the once familiar shops and businesses from times past that will fascinate the young and stimulate the memories of older generations.
Well worth a visit.
This exhibition follows on from our recent series of Heritage Walks along the business section of Great South Road, Papakura.
An accompanying booklet has also been produced and is available at the Museum for $5.00
Heritage Walks will be available again later in the year.
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. Younger children must be supervised by an adult.
Available Monday - Friday 1pm - 4pm, or by arrangement.
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
BALLS, BULLETS & BOOTS
Captain of the 1905 'Originals', Sergeant David Gallaher, #32513, lost his life on 4 October 1917, the day the New Zealand Division launched its attack on the Gravenstafel Spur during the Third Battle of Ypres (primarily remembered as the Passchendaele Campaign). Gallagher was one of 320 New Zealand casualties on that day. He was just short of 44 years old, married, and the father of Nora aged nine.
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.
Please click here [link coming soon] for details on availability and our current specials.