www.anzacsightsound.org launch

Last night the New Zealand launch of the new www.anzacsightsound.org website took place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Wellington.

The website, titled Anzac: Sights and Sounds of World War I, has been produced in partnership by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. On the site visitors can experience the sights and sounds of the Anzac corps and the World War I era: a curated selection of archival films, songs, recorded interviews, documents and photos have been expertly restored and digitised for the website.

Below are few photos from the launch evening.

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Commemorative arch, designed and built by artist Tony De Goldi.
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The arch was modelled on those built for special occasions during the World War I era. They were often adorned with flowers, streamers and other decorations. A floral arch on a wooden trellis is shown in the background of this image from the 1916 film, Nelson Daffodil Parade (watch the film here).
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The Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision cafe space festooned with Anzac poppies.
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Guests in the cinema. Thanks to all who came along!

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MP Scott Simpson prepares to launch the www.anzacsightsound.org site.
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Diane Pivac and James Taylor of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision give a tour of the www.anzacsightsound.org website.

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Diane Pivac and James Taylor of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision give a tour of some of the image content on the www.anzacsightsound.org website.
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Lawrence Wharerau and James Taylor of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision introduce the section of the website devoted to Paraire Tomoana’s popular wartime waiata “E Pari Rā.” Visit this page here.
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Lawrence Wharerau and students from Te Kura Kauapapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna sing “E Pari Rā.”
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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Chief Executive Rebecca Elvy.
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Guests pinning poppies on the commemorative arch.

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Diane Pivac, James Taylor and Lawrence Wharerau, content wranglers for the www.anzacsightsound.org website.

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision staff.