What's Happening

Restoration of Anzac Hall, a historic building connected with Featherston Military Camp. 

Upcoming Events

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington
25 April 2015 - 11 November 2018

Legacy projects

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.


Overseas Ceremonies

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017, at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, Belgium.

Latest News

Artist Rebecca Holden hopes to extend the reach of her artistic tribute to the land where the Mounted Rifles fought.

The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017.



History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'.

Auckland Weekly News

21 February 1917

Sport at one of Germany's lost colonies: the Administrator of Samoa, Colonel Logan... via @AkWeeklyNews


21 February 1917

POWER OF THE DEAD - "NO ONE PERISHES" - Hastings Standard, 21 February 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 February 1917


21 February 1917

FOOTPADS AT WORK - PALMERSTON RESIDENTS HELD UP - Grey River Argus, 21 February 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 February 1917

James Cox's diary

21 February 1917

I went to the Masterton show today. I walked but got lifts in motorcars both going and coming back via @cox_diary