ANZACs and World War I

 stitched by the Whakatane Guild

This panel depicts the events and areas of the New Zealand Force’s involvement in and around the ANZAC Cove area during World War 1, and some of the memorials that have since been created.

It was the first panel to be prepared for stitching, and the members of Whakatane Embroiderer’s Guild accepted the challenge to complete it in time for the 100th anniversary of ANZAC in 2015.

43 members spent around 200 hours stitching along with a good deal of reminiscing.