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The Berry Boys Project – Saturday 18 October
Since 2011, Te Papa’s history curator, along with university interns, volunteers, genealogists and members of the public, have been on the trail of the identities are 120 First World War soldiers who were photographed at the Wellington studios of Berry & Co, prior to their departure for war.
Join Te Papa history curator, Kirstie Ross, as she shares about the detective work undertaken to reveal the identities of more than 90 of Te Papa’s ‘Berry Boys’.
Kirstie Ross is Curator Modern New Zealand at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she specialises in 20th century social history and material culture.
- Saturday 18 October, 2pm – 3pm
- Christchurch South Library, Sydenham Room
- Bookings essential. To RSVP please phone 941 5140. You are invited to provide a gold coin donation.
Stay on for a workshop with Christchurch City Libraries staff, who will introduce a range of New Zealand digital resources that will help you unravel the mysteries of your First World War photographs and official records.