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Private Te Kuru and the Pioneers

Private Te Kuru was in the NZ Pioneer Battalion. The 'Pioneers' prepared battlefields for infantry and artillery. The work was physically tough and dangerous.

Ingrid Anderson

One of New Zealand's foremost textile designers, Ingrid Anderson's bold colourful designs can be found in homes and businesses throughout the country. Auckland Museum has recently acquired a small group of textiles produced by Anderson.

Christmas 1916

There were upbeat reports, Christmas care packages sent, and festivities at home - yet little in the way of real relief on the fronts.

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  Hinaki - Eel trap    
Locality: Wanganui

Source: Mr T W Downes
Acquisition date: 1937

Material: Wood
Measurements: 116cm

Museum location: Auckland Museum
Specific location: Maori Court East
Ethnology no: 23518
 Pathway: This hinaki comes from Wanganui, and was acquired by the Auckland Museum in 1937 as part of an exchange. 
 Catalogue description: This hinaki is open at both ends and has a lid attached at the smaller end. A cylindrical length of wood is attached along one side.