Southland’s War: From Enlistment to Gallipoli

Ongoing

 

The War Gallery is currently closed for refurbishment. We will be opening the all new exhibition on Anzac Day 2017.

 

The exhibition takes our visitors on a journey of a typical Southland recruit through the First World War, this includes:

 

  • enlistment in Invercargill
  • training with the Otago Battalion in Dunedin
  • meeting up with the rest of the NZEF in Wellington
  • travelling overseas in crowded ships
  • training in Egypt
  • the Gallipoli campaign (landings, trench life, combat experience, medical practices)
  • Western Front
  • Home front
  • Memorials and the legacy of war

 

The exhibition will change over time to reflect the 100 year anniversaries of other First World War campaigns and battles.