The First World War ended at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918. War-weary soldiers celebrated little. Most simply wanted to go home. On returning to New Zealand, some with new brides and babies, they found a country scarred by influenza and communities eager to get on with life.
In Te Hokinga Mai Homecomings the stories of our local soldiers who made it back to Tauranga were told. The exhibition accompanied the installation of the Field of Remembrance on the Tauranga waterfront in the lead up to Armistice Day 2018.