By Nicole Davenport, published in Morrinsville News, 23 April 2015
The Morrinsville Museum opened their new World War One exhibition to the public on Sunday and the Museum will open on ANZAC Day from 1 – 4pm.
The exhibition focuses on the involvements of Morrinsville Soldier’s and the display will continue until the end of the centenary in November 2018.
“We will be making changes to the exhibition throughout this time to showcase different stories and artefacts,” says Museum Manager, Barbara Dalziel.
An individual photo and personal story will be on display for each fallen soldier on the anniversary of their death.
The exhibition currently displays the photos and stories of the four men who died on Anzac Day; Private Wilfred Louis Harrison, Private Charles William May, Private James Arthur Morrison, and Sergeant Alfred John Douglas Howie.
The exhibition features footage of the troops, artefacts that were brought back from the war and details on the numerous battles where Morrinsville soldiers were sent.
The Morrinsville Museum offers history for the community on a personal level.
“It’s nice when people can come into the museum and find a picture of a relative that they weren’t expecting to find,” says Barbara.
At the official opening of the exhibition; were the Hirst and the Gaddes families who often show great support towards the museum and are grateful to see their grandfathers feature in the museum.
Unveiling the new exhibition was Morrinsville Historical Society President David Sing, and RSA
President Trevor Close.