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Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line

When:

  • Sun 17 Sep, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 18 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 20 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 21 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 22 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Sep, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 24 Sep, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 25 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 26 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 28 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 29 Sep, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 30 Sep, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 1 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 2 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 3 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 4 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 5 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 6 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 7 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 8 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 9 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 10 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 11 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 12 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 13 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 14 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 15 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 16 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 17 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 18 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 19 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 20 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 21 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 22 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 23 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 24 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 25 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 26 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 27 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 28 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 29 Oct, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 30 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 31 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 1 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 2 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 3 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 4 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 5 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 6 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 7 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 8 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 9 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 10 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 11 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 12 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 13 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 14 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 15 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 16 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 17 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 18 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 19 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 20 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 21 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 22 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 23 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 24 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 25 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 26 Nov, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Mon 27 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 28 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 29 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 30 Nov, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 1 Dec, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 2 Dec, 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sun 3 Dec, 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Where:

Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, 49 Kakahoroa Dr, Whakatane Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

By Robyn Hughes.

The campaign that Commonwealth troops launched in Passchendaele, Belgium, on 12 October 1917 was supposed to be the answer to the years of utterly futile trench warfare that the First World War had become mired in. Instead, it became the single most disastrous day in New Zealand’s military history.

Some 2,700 Kiwis became casualties, with 846 falling in less than four hours for the sum gain of 400 metres of enemy territory.

The total number of British, Australian and New Zealand casualties claimed in the campaign was nearly 12,000, and most of them lie to this day in Tyne Cot Cemetery near the battlefield; 8,366 of the graves are unnamed.

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line by Robyn Hughes aims to bring those young men back from anonymity. From excerpts of local bank clerk Monty Ingram’s frontline diary and newspaper entries recording the knitted contributions of New Zealand’s women – sent to brothers, fathers and husbands – Robyn’s work tracks her attempt to understand what happened at Passchendaele through personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and her own experience as a contemporary reflection on the war a century later.

An extension of her previous exhibition, Cassino, at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi in 2014, Commemorating Passchendaele again presents an intense and impassioned visual exploration of a war that hit close to home and still has repercussions to this day.

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Frontline opens to the public on the 17 September 2017 at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – the Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre.

This exhibition is part of New Zealand's First World War Centenary – 2014 - 2019.

If you would like to attend the official opening event at 4pm, Saturday 16 September 2017, please email: museumandarts@whakatane.govt.nz

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