His name be not forgotten: George Shackleton Hooper (1894 – 1916)

Like many museums we hold varying degrees of information about our collection items. Some objects we have a great deal of knowledge about while others we have much less. The photos and artefacts relating to George Shackleton Hooper, a Petone man killed at the battle of The Somme in WWI, is one such collection. We knew […]

Anzac flags are flying

Petone has a strong connection to WWI history, with local industry providing support and local men going to serve, including 120 men who never came home. Preparations are underway all around New Zealand for the upcoming Anzac Day commemorations, which marks 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign. We’re about to install a new Anzac display at […]