67 days ago

The Story of Ella Cooke

The Team from Auckland Museum

In the winter of 1914, Ella Cooke was looking forward to a grand adventure. The Auckland-born nurse and her twin sister Lily had just departed New Zealand in a boat bound for Vancouver, New York and finally England. She was looking forward to seeing the sights, and eventually a working holiday in London, or maybe Paris.

The outbreak of war in July 1914 dashed all her plans. Rather than return home, Ella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. The work was extremely difficult, and Ella described it in her letters as 'frightfully hard'.

The story of Ella Cooke, captured below in our Online Cenotaph, is one of ceaseless dedication to nursing the ill and ailing back to health. Her work is reflected in the remarkable efforts of New Zealand's doctors, nurses and healthcare staff, who are taking every measure to ensure the ongoing safety of New Zealanders. A huge thank you to these essential workers for the incredible job they do.

www.aucklandmuseum.com...

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More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Auckland!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Auckland, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇️

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3 days ago

Auckland's drought rings alarm bells - is anyone listening?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, It might be raining but the record dry which is depleting Auckland's water supply is not going away in a hurry. Is it "just a dought?": Read the story below:

7 hours ago

Fantastic Rental Opportunities Available at Bloom Living!

Marisa from Bloom Living

Are you over 55 and want to be part of a unique, thriving like-minded community? Then Bloom Hirstich could be just right for you!

Brand new two-bedroom apartments with a car park are available for rent now. Tenancy options include affordable, fixed-term rental agreements and long term tenures, providing you with security and peace of mind.

At Bloom Living, you’ll discover a high standard of living. Apartments are well-designed, low-maintenance and energy-efficient. The Body Corporate function ensures the smooth running of the complex.

Manurewa Town’s Centre’s fabulous amenities including transport, shops, medical facilities, library and Cossie Club are just a short walk away.

If you are looking to join a vibrant community of like-minded residents, then renting an apartment at Bloom Hirstich, could be for you.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of thriving over 55’s community!

Contact Jacque O’Connor today on 027 604 9231

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