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Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War | By Kate Hunter, Kirstie Ross

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WWI stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders' lives. The things that survived are emotional touchstones that bring this distant event back into our hands. Historians Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross have scoured museums and archives across the country to uncover these personal possessions and the stories they tell.

 

The Great War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders' lives, from the frontline to the family home. The things that survived - a crumpled theatre ticket, an engraved cigarette case, a knitting pattern, a crucifix made from rifle cartridges - are emotional touchstones that bring this distant event back into our hands. Historians Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross have scoured museums and archives across the country to uncover these personal possessions and the stories they tell. All-new photographs and original research illuminate the things that were worn, lugged, kissed and held by soldiers and those at home, placing these objects at the centre of this important new social history. Holding on to Home provides a fresh perspective on the First World War and gives valuable insights into the lives of New Zealanders during wartime, more than one hundred years later.

  • ISBN: 9780987668851
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions:  210mm x 240mm x 36mm | 1,180g

ISBN: 9780987668851
Size: 21 x 24 x 3.6 cm
Page: 320
Format: Hardback

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