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Showing items tagged as WWI.

International Fan

12 February 2014

Romance, war and family come together in the tale of this intricate brisé fan.  With nineteen carved guardsticks of ivory or bone, the fan is held together by a brass rivet and a silk ribbon woven through the sticks. There is little doubt... read more

Young Gun

14 January 2014

Cadet units in New Zealand have a long and interesting history, with the first unit being raised in Dunedin in 1864. The units were developed through schools, and were generally focussed on drills and discipline. Rifles like this one were used for... read more

Art from the Trenches

09 September 2013

From medals to a machine gun and war diaries to military uniforms, reminders of World War I are scattered throughout Puke Ariki’s Heritage Collection. Among this material is a small selection of trench art, items which may have been fashioned by... read more