On 13th January 1917, in a small English village hospital, a Māori soldier sadly died. His Ngāti Porou mother felt her pain across the great oceans that separated them. This was her second son lost to the distant theatre of war in northern France. Our story is written by GeraldineRead More →

Potene Tuhoro was just 16 years old when he left home to follow his brother and other young men of his Ngāti Porou iwi into battle thousands of miles away. He is one of 12 Māori soldiers serving on the Western Front during World War I who died in hospitalRead More →

In the corner of a churchyard in the New Forest village of Brockenhurst you can find a Commonwealth War Cemetery containing the graves of 93 New Zealand soldiers. All gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I, dying of wounds or illness at the New Zealand General Hospital No. 1Read More →

During November, we will share a few stories of ordinary soldiers’ personal journeys during World War I.  Our first story is told by guest storyteller, Sue Kelly, grand-daughter of Joseph William Bowler, who served with the Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery and the Air Flying Corp in the Middle East. InspiredRead More →

Many people remembered on the memorial plaques at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, departed from somewhere else on their journey. Our second departure story is inspired by the memorial plaques for people who crossed the South China Sea from the maritime region of Chaozhou to make their lives in Singapore.Read More →

Many people remembered on the memorial plaques at Fort Canning Hill departed from somewhere else on their journey to Singapore. Over the next few weeks we will explore some of these individual departure stories about people and place far away that link with the Singapore story. Our first story isRead More →

The Earth Museum is interested in connecting cultural heritage material surviving in the global landscape with people and place, as well as objects now in museums. Our first venture into this arena looks at the surviving memorial plaques from the C19th Fort Canning Cemetery in Singapore. In 2019, Singapore isRead More →