Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/25/2017 at 23:57. Facebook
We longed for them and they longed for us and home. Follow the stories of Ellen and Hēnare with this video from ww100 #AnzacDay2017 #lestweforget
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/25/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
The first Anzac Day didn't include a dawn service or the wearing of poppies; those traditions were yet to begin. Instead people gathered at town halls, schools and churches to remember those who returned from Gallipoli, and those who were left behind.

Rose Young explores this at

Image caption: About 300 returned soldiers attended the first Anzac Day service at the Auckland Town Hall on 25...
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The first Anzac Day didnt include a dawn service or the wearing
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/25/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
One of our Lest We Forget Poetry competition finalists, eight year old James Drake, brought some very special furry creatures, the Titanic Cat and Caesar the Anzac dog, along for support.
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"I like animals, especially cats and dogs, and wanted to talk about the animals who died during the war."
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One of our Lest We Forget Poetry competition finalists eight year old
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/25/2017 at 01:25. Facebook
Here is a small selection of images taken earlier this morning at the Dawn Service and Civic Service as several thousand individuals gathered to commemorate Anzac Day. ⠀

#LestWeForget #AnzacDay2017
Here is a small selection of images taken earlier this morning at
Paul F Harris
Nick Purvis
Rebecca Zhou
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Rebecca Lamb and her girls, Isobel and Sophie, were looking for their two great-grandfathers who served in World War Two.

What does Anzac Day mean to you?

Isobel: "It's about remembering the people who lost their lives in the war for us."

What brought you to visit He Pou Aroha, Community Cenotaph?

Rebecca: "We wanted to look up the girls' great-grandfathers, and we found one of them - Sir...
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Rebecca Lamb and her girls Isobel and Sophie were looking for their
Courtney Pamatatau
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 19:08. Facebook
"I feel blessed to be a part of this and hope we will remember them forever" - Salesi Akauola, 17 years old, One Tree Hill College Choir.
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Auckland Museum is profiling three individuals and asking them about their experiences in commemorating Anzac Day.
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What does it feel like to perform at Anzac Day?
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"It's a new experience, different from anything else...
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I feel blessed to be a part of this and hope we
Inoke Fono
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Live from the Sanctuary at Auckland Museum
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Lachie Craig
Linda Mc Neil
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 18:31. Facebook
Watch One Tree Hill College Chorale and Auckland Youth Choir perform live as part of our Anzac Day programme via Facebook live stream today from 6:40AM.
Watch One Tree Hill College Chorale and Auckland Youth Choir perform live
Rebecca Zhou
Jeremy Nicholls
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
A crowd begins to gather as we prepare to honour those who served. We will remember them. #AnzacDay2017
A crowd begins to gather as we prepare to honour those who
Antony Sean Holland
Gail Hutton
Gary Page
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 04:30. Facebook
Are you attending the Dawn or Civic Services this Anzac Day?

We've put together some information to help you with arrival times, parking, and public transport options.

[ Aucklandmuseum.com Link ]

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Are you attending the Dawn or Civic Services this Anzac Day
Claire Schnell
Carol Woofe
Danielle Carter
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/24/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
Gail Romano, Associate Curator of Social History at Auckland Museum, explores the experiences of Nursing Sister Ethel M. Strachan, and her friend and colleague Sister Sybil Kelly, who were among the staff of the Anglo-Russian Hospital in Petrograd (St Petersburg), Russia, during the Revolution.

Read more at

Image caption: The Anglo-Russian Hospital was housed in the Petrograd palace of the...
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Gail Romano Associate Curator of Social History at Auckland Museum explores the
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Our Collection Imaging team have been carefully taking intricate photos of the Firearms collection for Collections Online.

It was a rare chance for our staff to get up close to the collection of guns which includes pieces from waistcoat duel pistols, flintlocks and shotguns through to ornamentals and a three metre long fort rifle.

Richard Ng writes about the process of photographing the...
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Our Collection Imaging team have been carefully taking intricate photos of the
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/21/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Catch Part 2 of Base FM's Cover Story at Studio One Toi Tu in Ponsonby from Saturday 22nd April and discover the NZ records that shaped NZ dance floors.

Brought to you by Base FM and Auckland Council as part of the #AMVolume Gig Guide series, more info:

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Catch Part 2 of Base FMs Cover Story at Studio One Toi
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/21/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Catch the Kiwi Kids Music Festival this weekend and next, sessions at 11AM & 1PM for the 22, 23 and 29 April, and then 10:30AM & 2:30PM on the 30 April in our Atrium, FREE with Museum Entry.

Click on the images below to find out who will be taking to the stage...
Catch the Kiwi Kids Music Festival this weekend and next sessions at
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Nikki Crosby
Sally Ingham
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/21/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Find out more about Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Baker. He was a soldier born in the Hokianga who joined the territorials in 1926 where his strategic thinking saw him quickly progress his career.

He was known for his leadership, courage and mana while leading his troops overseas. When he returned home, he continued to be a leader in the community, and became an advocate for equal treatment of...
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Find out more about Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Baker He was a soldier
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/20/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Our Anzac commemorative pins are now available in our store.

The unique pin on the left is made from a genuine pre decimal New Zealand penny and is designed in the shape of the iconic campaign (lemon squeezer) hat worn by New Zealand soldiers.

On the right, this purple pin commemorates the animals which have served in war.

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Our Anzac commemorative pins are now available in our store
Lydia Wickins
Danaë Miller-Clendon
Danielle Aubin
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
04/20/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Get Involved!

Auckland Museum is seeking volunteers to train as Museum guides.

If you have an interest in learning and in New Zealand history and culture, an enthusiasm for sharing stories with others and excellent communication skills - we want you!

See our website:
Get Involved Auckland Museum is seeking volunteers to train as Museum guides
Devin Senewiratne
Jenny Hardyment
Jenny Aberhart
Te Pourewa Whakamaharatanga, The Tower of Remembrance. This contemporary memorial by artist Max Gimblett commemorates soldiers and nurses who served in WWI. Each quatrefoil is one of seven designs hand screen printed on pure brass. #AnzacDay2017 #aucklandmuseum #lestweforget #art
Te Pourewa Whakamaharatanga The Tower of Remembrance This contemporary memorial by artist
New Zealanders in World War One witnessed both unexpected beauty and unimaginable destruction. Follow their stories with this video from our friends at ww100 #AnzacDay2017 #lestweforget
David Fogg
Join Base FM's stable of expert DJs and sound selectors as they bring their second-hand vinyl record collections to the Museum for this Record Fair. #AucklandMuseum #AMVolume
Join Base FMs stable of expert DJs and sound selectors as they
Emma Lyes