Created by Charlie Mills, J’leanne Carpenter, Melania Tasi Wulf and Reo Hollick.
This blog shares the stories written from womens’ perspectives on the home front in the South Pacific during the First World War; how these women adapted to the impact of war and male absence.
The characters, featuring Maori, Samoan, Australian, and New Zealand European women, are brought to life through first person narratives drawn from research on real or imagined characters in the images.
“We believed that by bringing this information and research to the public eye.. [the blog] will allow the audience to imagine further into the story”
Click on the link to take you to the blog: http://unitecworldwarproject.blogspot.co.nz
My name is Te Puea Herangi. I was born at Whatiwhatihoe in the Waikato, I am the granddaughter of the second Màori king Tawhiao, which comes with huge responsibility. I am educated in Maori beliefs, values, and strongly believe in all my cultural principles. Price, W. A. (1990). Portrait of Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi. Retrived from natlib.govt.nz/records
A Woman from Otago I am a member of the Otago Women’s Patriotic Association. I am a European-NZ woman and my husband is a solider in the war in Europe; he recently was balloted to provide his services. Our family slowly has to adjust to the changes during his absence. I look after the family and my eldest daughter is helping me with the young children. We are a family of five with three children. We are doing our best to run our daily lives smoothly just as we did before my husband left.