Textile Store (i)
Featuring 'Holding on to Home' objects
Thursday 14 August 2014, 10:30am - 12pm
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This event is now fully booked.
Join the authors of Holding on to Home behind the scenes in the textile store. Hear their stories about some of the objects from Te Papa featured in the book, including:
- a black satin apron embroidered in hospital by a recovering soldier
- a soldier’s ‘housewife/hussif’ (portable sewing kit)
- the quilt embroidered with the signatures of the crew, along with those of the nursing and medical staff, of the hospital ship Maheno during its first voyage
- the Union Jack flag said to have flown above the NZ HQ on Gallipoli in 1915 – complete with bullet holes
- lace and other precious souvenir textiles from Egypt, France and Belgium
Members only. Numbers limited.
This tour is now fully booked, to add your name on the waiting list, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office on (04) 381 7051.
Feature image: Detail from: Home-made Union Jack with signatures of Greymouth men who embarked with the Main Body, c.1915 Canterbury Museum, Christchurch,1976.96.195