NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

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OFFICIAL WW100

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.

Digitisation of First World War personal and official photographs from the collections of the National Army Museum.

Upcoming Events

Te Papa, Wellington

Sat 4 Jul 2015 – Sun 5 Jul 2015

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Sat 4 Jul 2015 – Sun 31 Jan 2016

Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

Fri 10 Jul 2015 – Sun 12 Jul 2015

Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch City

Wed 29 Jul 2015 – Sat 8 Aug 2015

Latest News

The national ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle for Chunuk Bair during the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will take place at 4pm, Saturday 8 August at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

New Zealand recognised the outstanding contribution of four Belgians on Queen’s Birthday weekend, making them Honorary Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit for their services to New Zealand-Belgium relations and World War One commemorations.

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'.

NZ&A Division Diary

4 July 1915

During the night HMS 'Chelmer' fired upon Table Top & old No.3 Post & the gully to the north http://t.co/q7P2GHKRxy #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

Auckland Weekly News

4 July 1915

Keeping fit for the strenuous work ahead: #ww100 http://t.co/NZwQXuj7GT http://t.co/nDjSahMXEq via @AkWeeklyNews

LTCOL Malone's Diary

4 July 1915

Your snapshots are very good, especially the one of the children in a boat on the lake at Regents Park #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

James Cox's diary

4 July 1915

Sunday…. This morning I walked to the Waiohine bridge, after dinner I did a bit of sewing and had a lie down #WW100 via @cox_diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

4 July 1915

My very dear daughter, Your very welcome letters of 26.5.15 and 1.6.15 respecitvely with the snapshots to hand #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

Corp. William McCaw

4 July 1915

Beautiful day. No work, drills or fatigues. Wrote home. Looked up friends. Joe enlivened the evening with 6" shells nearby.#WW100 via @McCaw_diary