The Great War: Profiteering, Patriotism & Peril Talk

The Great War: Profiteering, Patriotism & Peril Talk

Profiteering, Patriotism and Peril: lesser known stories of the Great War

Join us at The Great War Exhibition to hear three talks on the lesser known New Zealand experiences of the First World War.

Presented by staff and volunteers of The Great War Exhibition, talks will include tales of fanatical patriotism that gripped New Zealand from the outset of war, thrilling tales of the medieval walls of Les Quesnoy, and the stories of those who used the tragedy of war as a way to grow their personal fortune.

Supported by the Museum and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington, this event is free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis with the first talk commencing at 6.30pm.

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No booking is requested but not required.

Location: Dominion Museum Building, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Cost: Free

Free Pukeahu Heritage Tours - also available during Wellington Heritage Week

Join our Pukeahu Heritage Tours. Knowledgeable tour guides from The Great War Exhibition will take you on a journey through layers of fascinating history at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Understand the history at Pukeahu, Mt Cook, in the heart of the city and how it was transformed from a site of Maori occupation, to a military barracks, and now a site of national remembrance.

Pukeahu Historic Tours are free – Receive a complimentary $10 Guided Tour Voucher of The Great War Exhibition to use on the day. ($15 admission into the exhibition still applies).

Tours depart at 11.00am daily 22nd – 28th October. Or timing by arrangement for group of 10+. Tour lasts 50 minutes. Bookings are essential.

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The Great War Exhibition

Sense the hardship, heroism and tragedy of World War I. The Great War Exhibition includes a remarkable collection of objects, hundreds of colourised photographs, miniature models and movie-like sets to tell the story of this terrible war. Challenge yourself in The Trench Experience! In this extraordinary re-creation of the trenches at Quinn’s Post, experience what it was like for the Anzac troops at Gallipoli. Created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ, exhibition is open daily 9am–6pm. Admission charges apply.

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