NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

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An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.

A beautiful book and online publication to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. Launched August 2014.

Upcoming Events

Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

Sunday 14 September 2014

Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton

Sunday 26 October 2014

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Thursday 19 June 2014

Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt

Saturday 16 August 2014

Latest News

On a chilly Auckland afternoon, the Samoan High Commissioner offered greetings from warm Pacific Samoa at a friendly event marking the centenary of New Zealand's occupation of Samoa.

A national commemoration to mark the centenary of New Zealand’s occupation of Samoa will take place on Friday 29 August at the Auckland Cenotaph, Auckland Domain, from 4.15pm. Public are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will be webcast live.

WW1914-1919

@life100yearsago

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

Leslie Adkin's diary

2 September 1914

Anstice got news of his mother's illness so left for a few days. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4746 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

2 September 1914

GERMAN SOCIALISTS AND THE CENSOR - Maoriland Worker, 2 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlBLT #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

2 September 1914

Desperate fighting between Austrians & Russians, the latter driving ahead. #WW100 wp.me/p3cCBk-HP via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

1 September 1914

DEARER DRUGS - Some lines cut off - Evening Post, 1 Sep 1914 ow.ly/AlBrZ #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

1 September 1914

NZ Expeditionary Force took Samoa without resistance #WW100 ow.ly/AI4Hq via @Denton_Diary

Bert Denton's Diary

1 September 1914

Germans steadily advancing into France. Allies stubbornly resisting #WW100 via @Denton_Diary