Monday, 30 May 2016

Our Gallipoli Video

The centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli has come and gone, but like many heritage groups, we're still 'processing' it. World War I was a huge, protracted event and deserves a lot of thought and reflection.

We researched the men of the district and put on a little exhibition last year about them. We also helped to create the WWI panels that are now situated at the War Memorial. Co-collaborators were the Otautau RSA and graphic designer, Donna Hawkins. These projects covered the 53 men who are listed on the Roll of Honour for Otautau & Districts.

But with this video, we wanted to focus on the first Otautau men to lose their lives in the war. The Gallipoli campaign took the lives of Eugene Tangney, Frank Craig, Fred Grant-Ussher, Harry Moffat, Edward Thomas, and Horace Braithwaite.

This is a memorial tribute - not a documentary. It's our first one, and we hope you like it!

Have a look and leave a comment.

Note: We're open Sundays, 2pm-4pm and by request.

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