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 […]

Christmas wishes

The holiday season is well and truly upon us and in searching our collection for Christmas related items I came upon this tin. These small brass boxes were issued to all those wearing the Kings’ uniform, fighting in World War I, during Christmas 1914. From Princess Mary, the tins contained cigarettes, tobacco, pens or chocolate, depending […]