National Library – Tea and tours: Remembering our soldiers, Wednesday 26 April

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington
Free. Booking required.

In this Anzac-themed event, reflect on first-hand accounts from World War I, and weave together your own stories of this momentous period in Aotearoa’s history.

World War I: The individual and the moment

Hear curator Peter Ireland speak to some of the individuals and moments that have captured his attention from World War I diaries, letters, images or sometimes single phrases or words from our collections.

Watch For King & Country film footage

Reflect on your own World War I, II or other stories of conflict over tea, and then watch an excerpt from the World War I footage compilation For King & Country, curated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Collection viewing and other activities

View a sample of World War I taonga, form new connections with people through reflecting and storytelling, and write a letter to your veteran ancestors or future generations with your reflections on conflict and war.

Book now

Places are limited so book your spot by sending an email with your contact details and the number of people in your party to

More information can be found here.