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Monday, 20 July 2015

The scale of our war - ANZAC Exhibition at Te Papa Museum

In the school holidays I travelled to Wellington with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a lot of fun being in the capital of New Zealand. In this blog post I want to focus on one of the most moving experiences went through when I was in Wellington.
On Saturday the 12th of July my I dragged my unwilling husband back to Te Papa Museum because I wanted to see the ANZAC exhibition I had seen on Friday but did not have time to see as we had to rush somewhere else on Friday.

The name of the exhibition is The scale of our war. The queue to go inside was a long one and people lining up to go inside were of all ages and from different cultural backgrounds. One staff member stood at the front allowing people to go inside and I figured the numbered entries was to eliminate over crowding inside so everyone has enough time to view the exhibition, read the captions and also collect their thoughts and reflect on what they see. 

Finally we were through and as we entered we saw a soldier right in front of up standing about 4-5 metres. It was amazing to see such a real life looking soldier in front of our eyes and right then and there I knew this was going to be a very good exhibition. 

As we went through I could not help but wish I was walking through with my class as they have learnt so much about the ANZACS. 

I later learnt the exhibition was created by the Weta Cave company which I believed is owned by the famous Peter Jackson. I commend the staff at Weta Cave for the magnificent work which went into creating this exhibition. I have also described in the best way I can to Room 10 how special this exhibition is and urged them to consider with their parents visiting Wellington and viewing the exhibition for themselves. 

























8 comments:

  1. I really like the Pictures and the writing that you have published on the class blog

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    1. Thanks Taki. It was a great experience which I wish you all could experience too.

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  2. nice pictures and writing

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  3. Te Papa looks like a really interesting place. Beautiful sculptures really explain what the ANZACS were going through. Hopefully I could visit Te Papa one day.

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  4. The exhibition looked really detailed. It looks as if you were there, experiencing the war, which was really amazing. The sculptures looked so real, and they looked really cool. Te papa looks like an amazing place, and I really wish that someday I could visit Te papa and see the sculptures. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    1. Yeah I don't think my words can describe the reality of walking through the exhibition.

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  5. Hi Miss Tofa I like your story and pictures because you use descriptive words and nice picture.Nice Miss

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    1. Thanks Danny Joe it was a great experience one I will not forget for a while.

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