Talk: Personal Treasures from the Great War

Hear about the wonderful personal treasures that soldiers and their loved ones at home cherished during World War I. The second of three talks by Gallipoli curator Kirstie Ross.

  • When Thu 24 Aug 2017, 11:15am–12:00pm
  • Where
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

Discover some of the many unique objects that connected soldiers on the home front with their families and loved ones. Take a fascinating journey through some of the lesser-known Gallipoli and Western Front 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.

Postcard with an embroidered 1917 date on it


‘Souvenir de France’ postcard, 1917. Te Papa (CA000316/007/0001)

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