The Museum at Te Ahu commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War One in the display Ngã Rau Aroha. It provides a glimpse into the lives of Far North people who served on the Western Front and the communities who endured the absence of loved ones during and after the war. Today it is impossible to truly understand the upheaval and how tumultuous life was back then; but we honour and remember them all. Ngā Rau Aroha “100 garlands of love” pays tribute to their immeasurable acts of love, honour and sacrifice of Far North people.
The museum has an impressive doll collection and mid 20th Century wedding dresses from the textiles collection. The display “All Dolled Up” looks at the intricate detail of weddings for both women and dolls alike.
The museum was open on ANZAC Day (Thursday 25 April) from 8.30am until 4.30pm - normal Museum hours.
There was also an ANZAC Service held in the Te Ahu Atrium at 11am.
Please come enjoy a visit your Museum @ Te Ahu and at the same time pay your respects to those who fought for our freedom.