Passchendaele Exhibition

National Library of New Zealand

This exhibition looks at the experience of Passchendaele from the perspective of New Zealand soldiers who took part, including Jesse Stayte, Peter Howden and Leonard Hart, and draws on the letters and diaries they wrote, held by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

‘…we have done our stunt and I can tell you old girl, it has not been a very pleasant time… You’ll have seen by the papers that old Fritz gave us a pretty hot time…’ Peter Howden to Rhoda Howden, 14 October 1917

All images are referenced from the Alexander Turnbull Library and the National Archives of New Zealand.