Online Cenotaph is a military database of Aotearoa New Zealand service personnel. Managed by Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, the database includes more than 255,000 individual records spanning the South African Wars to today. It is utilised and enriched by veterans, whānau, genealogists and researchers alike.
December 2021 marked 25 years of telling the stories of military veterans and their comrades. Join, Victoria Passau Collection Manager, Online Cenotaph, in an exploration of the history and impact of this resource over the past quarter century!
Victoria Passau has been Collection Manager, Online Cenotaph at Auckland War Memorial Museum since 2014. She is responsible for the management of Online Cenotaph as a digital product and works with Auckland Museum’s diverse content partners and collaborators. She has also developed as deep understanding of how personal memory and commemoration can enrich official histories. Victoria obtained an Masters of Library and Information Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and holds an advisory role as one of the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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