Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as WWI.
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...
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...
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...