Talk: Nurses and Patients

Discover the amazing stories of two courageous New Zealand nurses and the soldiers they treated in World War I. The final of three talks by Gallipoli curator Kirstie Ross.

  • When Wed 30 Aug 2017, 11:15am–12:00pm
  • Where
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

Lottie Le Gallais and Daisy Hitchcock nursed soldiers at the front during the First World War. (Lottie is also one of the ‘giants’ in the Gallipoli exhibition.) Hear about their experiences, and what life was like for soldiers in military hospitals.

Take a fascinating journey through some of the lesser-known Gallipoli stories. There will also be time afterwards to ask Kirstie questions.

After the talk, relax with a delicious Devonshire tea at Espresso cafe for $8.

You can also receive a 20% discount on all items at Te Papa Store, Level 2 – our specialist shop for World War I books and other merchandise.

Two visitors stare up at the larger than life size model on Lottie in the Gallipoli exhibition


Gallipoli, 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa

About Kirstie Ross

Kirstie Ross has been a history curator at Te Papa for over 13 years. She worked as lead curator on Gallipoli: The scale of our war. In 2014, her book Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War, which she co-wrote with Dr Kate Hunter, was published by Te Papa Press.

Kirstie Ross