Sunday, 19 April 2015

On the road to the Great War Exhibition in Wellington

loading of artefacts from Passchendaele and Arras

On Friday 17 April a transport company came to collect the artefacts from Arras, Messines and Passchendaele for Sir Peter Jacksons' Great War Exhibition in Wellington.



90 kg soil from Longueval
We are sure the artefacts and soil will be received with respect from the people of New Zealand and will have a special place in the exhibition. the soil is coming from three major battlefields,  Longueval (France), Messines and Passchendaele. the soil has been donated by farmers living and working on those battlefields. Before sending it to New Zealand , there was a heat treatment for the  soil and the wooden crates to be sure not to pollute anything in New Zealand.





The artefacts are coming from the Pond Farm in St Julian (Langemark), Tte Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, the  Wellington Quarry in Arras and the City of Mesen/Messines. Different people were involved in France and Belgium.



On the road to Aotearoa
Some stunning photographs have been made by Di Mackey ( a professional photographer, a New Zealander living in Belgium - http://www.dimackey.com/) from NZ graves in Flanders and Northern France. These will be used  in the Great War Exhibition in Wellington.

To read more information see:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/last-post-first-light/67843693/sir-peter-jackson-shows-off-his-great-war-exhibition-in-wellington

 http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=77454








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