Talks: New Zealand and the Legacy of World War I

Hear free talks about World War I’s impact on New Zealanders. Includes an after-hours visit to Gallipoli: The scale of our war.

  • When Wed 26 Apr 2017, 3:45–5:30pm
  • Where
    Oceania, Level 3
  • Cost Free event

Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on World War I, with an emphasis on events in 1917.

After the talks, Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross gives an introduction to Gallipoli: The scale of our war. You are then welcome to explore the exhibition. Please note that if you stay for this after-hours option, you will not be able to exit the museum until 7.30pm.

This public event is part of the symposium The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and Its Legacy.


3.45pm–5.30pm: Historians’ talks

  • Introduction by Professor Peter Stanley, University of New South Wales
  • Talk 1: New Zealand and ‘The Catastrophic Year’ 1917. Professor Glyn Harper, Massey University
  • Talk 2: The Māori Effort at Home and Abroad. Dr Monty Soutar (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tai), Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage

5.45pm–6.15pm: Gallipoli introduction

  • Lead curator for Gallipoli, Kirstie Ross, discusses the exhibition  

6.15pm–7.30pm: Gallipoli visit

  • After-hours visit to Gallipoli: The scale of our war



Detail from ‘Step Into Your Place’ poster, May 1915, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, United Kingdom. Te Papa (GH017346)

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