New Zealand Defence Force poster,
Reference No Eph-D-War-WWII-1940-01
Drawings, Paintings and Prints Collection



Hutt Valley



Kapiti Coast


Visitor Information Centre
315 Queen Street
, Masterton
Phone: 06 370 0909

Carterton Cemetery Clareville Taphophile Group
Honouring our dead in Carterton
Guided tour of Carterton family graves where soldiers who died overseas during the two World Wars are mentioned. A full list of Carterton War Memorial soldiers will be available, showing where they are buried overseas.
Sunday 8 June, 2pm (wet or fine), meet at the chapel in the cemetery
Carterton Cemetery, Chester Road, Clareville
Contact: Adele Pentony-Graham, 06 379 6402,

Carterton Cemetery Clareville Taphophile Group
our dead in Featherston
Guided tour of graves of World War I soldiers buried at Featherston. Many served at Gallipoli and Egypt and returned to New Zealand, only to die of the 1918 influenza.
Sunday 15 June, 2pm (wet or fine), meet at the obelisk (far end of the cemetery)
Featherston Military Cemetery, Cross Creek Road, Featherston
Contact: Adele Pentony-Graham, 06 379 6402,

Featherston Heritage Museum
Display of military heritage
Come and see our unique collection of memorabilia from the Featherston World War I Military Training Camp and World War II Japanese Prisoner-of-War Camp. Entry by gold coin donation. All welcome.
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June, 10am-4pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10am-1pm or by arrangement (Phone Joe Dittmer, 06 308 9514)
Lyons Street, Featherston
Contact: Gael Harper, 06 370 3973,

Friends of Anzac Memorial Bridge
Historic bridge
The ANZAC Memorial Bridge commemorates ANZAC and the loss of nine local servicemen and a female nurse during the First and Second World Wars. Display boards are visible in the Miller Scenic Reserve and along the Makakahi River walkway to the bridge.
Always open
Kaiparoro at State Highway 2, 3km north of Pukaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre
Contact: Gareth Winter, 06 375 8441,

Mainly Military Museum
Private collection
One of the most comprehensive private collections of World War II equipment open to the New Zealand public. The permanent display includes tanks, AA guns, vehicles, radios and memorabilia.
Each Sunday in June, noon-3pm
Corner of Daniell and Revans Streets, Featherston
Contact: Ivan Keast, 06 308 9957

Museum of Childhood
War games
A display of war toys, games and books, including soldiers, guns and other relevant items from the 1900s onwards.
Throughout June, by appointment
40 Makora Road, Masterton
Contact: Diana Stidolph, 06 377 4743

The Pointon Collection of Cars and Costumes
The way we were
A display of wedding gowns from World War II plus Navy and Air Force clothing, personal papers, photographs, documents and memorabilia collected in New Zealand and from overseas.
Daily throughout June, 10am-4pm
McKinstry Road, Te Ore Ore, Masterton
Contact: Gaye Pointon, 06 378 6710, (

Wairarapa Archive
Window display
A photo survey of military activity in the Wairarapa from militia to compulsory military training.
Visible 24/7 throughout June
79 Queen Street, Masterton
Contact: Neil Frances, 06 370 6311,

Wairarapa Heritage Association
Military heritage in the Wairarapa region

A talk by Major Graeme Tod, 2/IC, Trentham Regional Support Battalion.
Monday 16 June, 7.30pm
Cobblestones Museum, 169 Main Street, Greytown
Contact: Philip Vallance, 06 378 6268 or

Wairarapa Railway Restoration Society
Tracking the military
A micro-study display examining the connections between New Zealand railways and the military, featuring facts, pictures and stories.
Sundays throughout June, 11am-4pm
Carterton Railway Station, corner Broadway and Wheatstone Streets
Contact: Philip Vallance, 06 378 6268 or, (