At the turn of the twentieth century, Canterbury was one of the most prosperous provinces in New Zealand
Britain’s declaration of war caused great excitement in Canterbury. Thousands enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force
New Zealand soldiers and nurses endured the joys and sorrows of life at war and all had stories worth telling
In many respects the war at home was the women’s war
Up to 18.4 million people were killed and 23.7 million injured in World War One
Everyone’s life was changed in some way by the War. Most New Zealanders knew someone who had died
World War One prematurely ended the lives of millions and forever changed the world
Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice by adding a poppy to the Roll of Honour
This online exhibition is representative of Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost Lives Changed, a temporary exhibition which ran from 30 November 2017 to 11 November 2018 at Canterbury Museum.
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