New Zealand's Te Papa Museum sets out five year Centenary plan

Posted on on 20 April 2013
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Scoop Independent News reports that New Zealand's Te Papa Museum has outlined its plans for the next five years to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

The programme was outlined at a dedication ceremony on the 18th April 2013 for a National Cross of Remembrance by the Fields of Remembrance Trust New Zealand.

"The large white cross, which represents more than 100,000 New Zealanders who served in the war, will be displayed at Te Papa’s Wellington Foyer window until after Anzac Day. More than 18,000 New Zealanders were killed in action, and 55,000 were wounded".

"The ‘White Crosses’ project is something everyone can get involved in. We will be encouraging and supporting each community to establish their own field of remembrance with a Community Cross of Remembrance and individual Personalised Crosses of Remembrance,” said David McGregor, Chairman of the Fields of Remembrance Trust

"A major feature of the programme will be the ANZAC exhibition, including a recreation of the Quinn’s Post trench, a key ANZAC position on Gallipoli".

Images courtesy of Scoop Independent News

Date of press release publication: 18/04/2013

Source: Scoop Independent News website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News