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The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington
18 April 2015 - April 2018

Legacy projects

Listen to New Zealand's First World War story. Audio guides, soldiers' personal stories and historical insights to help you explore Gallipoli and discover the Western Front.

Overseas Ceremonies

Marking the 100th anniversary New Zealand's participation in the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017.

Latest News

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations this year will focus on the Western Front, with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the centenary commemorations of the battles of Messines and Passchendaele.



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


24 March 1917

DRINK RUINS THOUSANDS - Oamaru Mail, 24 March 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

24 March 1917

It was a very hot day. Connelly was snigging firewood. I was digging out stones. via @csclarke_diary


24 March 1917

MUNICIPAL MILK SCHEME - North Otago Times, 24 March 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

24 March 1917

Had a young fellow named Wilson up for the evening from Camp & enjoyed the evening, being musical. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

24 March 1917

This morning I walked by Park road, Carter road, Grays road and Hughes road and loafed since via @cox_diary


24 March 1917

LIQUOR IN KING COUNTRY - Position of travellers - NZ Herald, 24 March 1917 via @PapersPastNZ