Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as World War One.
01 February 2015
Your local school may have once had its very own German machine gun. Soon after World War One, more than 1500 captured machine guns were shipped to New Zealand and shared around as prizes. While bigger weapons went to the cities and towns, many...
24 August 2014
Ethel Standish lived a busy and interesting life. Born in 1881, she was the daughter of Arthur Standish, New Plymouth's first mayor. Ethel was an avid sportswoman in the early 1900s and this skirt was part of her tennis outfit. The fine cotton skirt,...
25 May 2014
Puke Ariki’s Frederick William Watson Album provides a remarkable insight into the day to day life of a soldier in the Gallipoli Campaign. The album comprises 48 snapshots taken by Watson between 11 April 1915 and 15 August 1915. ...