Culture Waitaki Blog
The collaborative blog of Culture Waitaki, featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery, North Otago Museum, Waitaki District Libraries and Waitaki District Archive.
This beautiful doll was made in France around 100 years ago. The maker was a company called Société Française de Fabrication de Bébé & Jouets.
The Hampden-Waianakarua Women’s Patriotic Association embroidered hundreds of names on this signature or autograph quilt. Projects like this were a popular fundraiser around the world during the First World War.
Propaganda is used to influence people. During the First World War the British and their allies used propaganda. They attempted to encourage hatred of the Germans to boost support for the war effort. Propaganda took many forms such as posters and speeches.
This intriguing object is a dried plant that was brought back from Egypt after the First World War.
Elizabeth Forrester (nee Stevenson), made an impressive contribution to the war effort.
Welcome to a new series of book reviews, where staff highlight a book they're currently reading and talk about it.
Water bottles were an important piece of kit for the soldiers.
Of all the items in the North Otago Museum and the Waitaki District Archive connected with the First World War, I find this one the most moving.
This cloth is a souvenir of Egypt from World War One. A soldier sent it back to New Zealand as a Christmas present 99 years ago.
Mary received many postcards during the First World War. The Waitaki District Archive holds 43 cards that were sent to her.
After more than 30 years and hundreds of thousands of visitors the Forrester Gallery street level space and stairway are to receive a well-earned facelift in keeping with the heritage value of the Category 1 listed, RA Lawson designed building.