The exhibition, The Berry Boys: Naming the Kiwi faces of World War I, highlights an amazing project in which Te Papa sought to identify a group of mystery soldiers and their loved ones.
Family (inscribed Rhimes), circa 1900s, Wellington. Berry & Co. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
This project started small, initially only with a web-based presence, but with early successes in identifying some soldiers, the momentum grew. A Sunday programme on TV1 last September drew an astounding response from soldiers’ descendants and many more people in the photographs were identified.
In August this year Te Papa Press published Berry Boys: Portraits of First World War Soldiers and Families. The exhibition currently on show at Te Papa features a selection of portraits from this book.
Hear co-authors and Te Papa History Curators, Michael Fitzgerald and Claire Regnault, speak about the project and the fabulous stories they unearthed.
Registration required. To register, use the ‘Book now’ button or phone the office on (04) 381 7051.