Waikato Events

  • For Us They Fell: Waikato WW1 Centenary Exhibition

    25 April 2015 – 11 November 2018

    Free entry

    For us They Fell is an exhibition about the human stories of the people of the Waikato and World War 1.

    The exhibition follows a broad chronology, taking the visitor from Waikato as it was just before the war, through the major campaigns and events, and finally to the aftermath and on to the present day. At each stage the story is told mainly through the experiences of the ordinary people of the Waikato who lived through it – or died because of it; where they fought, what they said and did, where they fell and what happened at home.

    For Us They Fell is a living exhibition which will continue to evolve during the World War 1 centenary years. An interactive website, forustheyfell.org.nz allows people to add information and imagery of loved ones, family members or people in local communities who served in the war.

    This content forms part of the exhibition, as well as being accessible online.

    Tours

    Free guided tours of the exhibition are available daily, including on public holidays, at 11am. We will be running guided tours at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm on ANZAC Day. Find out more here.

    School visits

    Please contact us to discuss education programmes developed for students at all levels and hosted by our team of teachers. Please note: An admission fee applies to education programmes.

    Education programmes available for this exhibition.

    Related: Waikato Museum School War Poets Exhibition

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    Memorial Space

    Use touch screens to scroll through images of Waikato soldiers and nurses contributed by the community via our interactive database www.forustheyfell.org.nz.

    Waikato 1914

    The world the Waikato soldiers left behind in 1914.

    War is Declared

    The sudden unravelling of Europe’s fragile peace leads to the outbreak of global war in 1914.

    The Boys Go

    Men leave their homes in the Waikato and all over New Zealand in large numbers to fight on the other side of the world.

    Voyages

    Kiwi troops make their way overseas – to Samoa, to Egypt and the Middle East and later to the battlefields of Europe.

    Gallipoli

    New Zealanders suffer horrific losses in our first major battles of the war, but are bonded in shared hardship during the disastrous nine month campaign to take the Gallipoli Penninsula.

    Middle East

    Dismissed by some at home as ‘tourists in uniform’, New Zealand troops stationed in the Middle East fight a long, gruelling war in the Sinai and Palestine.

    Training and Leave

    For all its horrors, the war also gives our troops a chance to ‘see the world’. Learn how our diggers spent their time off in the big cities of Europe.

    The Western Front

    Our troops make a name for themselves in the major theatre of the war. Some live to tell the tale; others will never return. Their diaries and letters offer a window onto their experiences.

    Horses

    A look at the contribution of these unsung heroes of the First World War, so many of whom came from the Waikato (and so few of whom returned).

    Wounded

    The lives of many soldiers are irreparably damaged by horrific battlefield injuries. Hear the stories of the war-wounded and the nurses who cared for them.

    Home Front

    Those left behind struggle to make ends meet and worry about their loved ones, yet find ways to survive.

    After the War

    Soldiers return to the Waikato. For some the transition back to civilian life is smooth; for others it is almost impossible.

    Waikato and the War Today

    A place to reflect on how we in the 21st century remember the First World War, and discover connections between past and present.

    Waikato Museum,
    1 Grantham St ,
    Hamilton

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  • Waikato Branch Monthly Meeting

    First Wednesday of every month at the Hamilton RSA from 7:30 pm.
    Come along from 6:45 pm and have a meal while enjoying some pre-meeting discussions.

    Hamilton RSA,
    50 Rostrevor Street,
    Hamilton

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  • Te Aroha Cruise In 2017

    More Info: http://www.cruisein.co.nz/

    Te Aroha Business Association is proud to once again bring you the Aroha Cruise In 2017 and this year, the event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 and will be our 10th Anniversary!

    Earlybird Registration now open

    Please note that Earlybird registrations are now open for $5 per car. Entries received after August 31st will be $10. Head to our website www.cruisein.co.nz to book in now! Also, accommodation will disappear fast so make sure you book yours sooner rather than later.

    Design this years’ Tee Shirt!

    Are you a budding artist? We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary by asking our attendees, residents and participants to have a go at designing the 2017 Tee Shirt. This of course will be a one-off limited edition Tee Shirt. We would like the design to have the date of the Aroha Cruise In and the words “10th Anniversary” on it, with some reference to, a picture of something Te Aroha on the shirt. This could be a drawing, a photo, anything you like, as long as we can reproduce it on a tee shirt.

    Please send your entries on a word document, jpeg or pdf to Cruisein@business.tearoha.com, along with your name, address and contact phone number. We will be in touch with you and will announce the winner and the winning design following this. Entries are open now and close on August 31st, 2017.

    Check out our Facebook page for more details about the event as they come up, or look out for an email in your inbox with any updates, news etc.

    Te Aroha Cruise In 2017,
    Te Aroha CBD,
    Te Aroha

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  • Waikato Branch Monthly Meeting

    First Wednesday of every month at the Hamilton RSA from 7:30 pm.
    Come along from 6:45 pm and have a meal while enjoying some pre-meeting discussions.

    Hamilton RSA,
    50 Rostrevor Street,
    Hamilton

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  • Waikato Branch Monthly Meeting

    First Wednesday of every month at the Hamilton RSA from 7:30 pm.
    Come along from 6:45 pm and have a meal while enjoying some pre-meeting discussions.

    Hamilton RSA,
    50 Rostrevor Street,
    Hamilton

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