He kohikohinga whakaahua o ngā tamariki nō te Tairāwhiti The Childrens War ka whakaaturia ki te whare taonga o te Tairāwhiti. He whakakitenga o ngā āhuatanga i aupēhi i a rātou i te wā o te pakanga tuatahi o te ao.
Ngā whakaahua tawhito rawa o ngā tamariki nō Te Tairāwhiti i te wā o te pakanga.
Rare photographs on display of wartime life for East Coast children.
Hei tā te kaiwhakahaere o Te Whare Taonga o Tairāwhiti a Eloise Wallace, “Childrens voices during those war years were seldom heard and that it was really important to give people a space to reflect on children’s experiences of the First World War.”
He whakaahua nō te tau kōtahi mano iwa rau tekau mā rima, e whakaatu ana i te mahi whakatū ngahau a te iwi kāinga hei kohi pūtea mā ngā hoia kua whara.
E ai ki te Kaumatua o Ngai Tāmanuhiri a Temple Isaacs “Kia kaha ai te iwi kainga ki te tiaki ngā whānau kua mahue mai i te kainga mā tātou tonu mā Ngai Tamanuhiri me Rangiwaho i tiaki rātou.”
I te timatatanga o te pakanga, i whakatenatenahia ngā whānau i te kāinga ki te koha pūtea, tuitui tōkena me te kāmeta, tuhi reta me tuku perehana hoki ki ngā hoia.
“We don't know what their experiences were but we do know that they contributed a lot to the war effort in their fundraising and patriotic activities and took up an enormous burden at home and on the farms,” hei tā Wallace.
He kohikohinga tēnei nō ngā rua o te whare taonga nei, ka hono atu ki āna whakakitenga mō te kōtahi rau tau nō te pakanga tuatahi o te ao.