Kiwi faces of World War I - help us name them
Kia ora Our Task These World War I soldiers, relaxed and fresh-faced, were photographed on the...See more
These World War I soldiers, relaxed and fresh-faced, were photographed on the eve of their departure from Wellington, New Zealand. Many were photographed alone. Others were accompanied by the families and friends they were about to leave behind.
As we near the 100th anniversary of the onset of World War I, Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) would like to honour these soldiers and their families, by confirming their identity, finding out what happened to them and discovering how their lives, and the lives of their descendents, were affected by the war.
Can you help us?
If you know the names and stories of any of the people in these photos please leave us a message on Flickr or email us. We are especially keen to make contact with relatives.
Berry & Co Photography Collection
The photos were taken at the Berry & Co. photography studio in Cuba Street, Wellington. They were given to family, friends and loved ones to remember them by. Te Papa acquired the negatives in 1998 after they were discovered at the old studio rooms. With only a surname etched on the glass plate negatives the sitter’s identity was lost. To find out more about the Berry photographs visit Collections Online
To keep abreast of progress keep an eye out on Te Papa’s blog for updates – just search for ‘Berry Boys’ or follow posts in the ‘World War I category.’