Topic: Matariki 2016: Artefact Digitisation Unit

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During the Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival 2016 Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph digital kiosk was placed at Tauranga City Library. The unit's help people to discover their connection to those who have served, lay a virtual poppy and share their war related letters, medals, diaries and other memorabilia which is digitised for future generations. Photos: Debbie McCauley.

Online Cenotaph is a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel. Containing the records of approximately 146,000 men and women who served for New Zealand from the 19th Century through to today, Auckland Museum is requesting the help of communities throughout New Zealand to enhance these records further.

Matariki 2016: Artefact Digitisation Unit

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks. The digitisation kiosks allow people to search Online Cenotaph, lay a virtual poppy against a specific person's name and contribute additional information to the database.

Matariki 2016: Artefact Digitisation Unit

Each kiosk contains an object photo booth which enables people to digitise their family's war related items such as medals, diaries, letters and more. The digitised objects are uploaded to the relevant service person's Online Cenotaph record for the world to see and future generations to remember.

Matariki 2016: Artefact Digitisation Unit

These photographs are of teacher Wiparata Ngatoko and Te Wharekura o Mauao students Te Pae, Shiquille, Oceana, Tane, Rangitaarakea & Prophecy using the Artefact Digitisation Unit at Tauranga City Library on 31 May 2016. 

Matariki 2016: Artefact Digitisation Unit

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Year:2016