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Visual stories from cultural commentators present moving viewpoints on the formal and intimate lives of New Zealanders during the First World War. Presented digitally on various channels.


Improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Upcoming Events

Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton

Sunday 26 October 2014

Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Auckland

Monday 27 October 2014

Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin

Saturday 1 November 2014

Latest News

The largest ever investigation of the Gallipoli battlefield — the five-year Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield — has now been completed.

Sarah Davies started at WW100 on Monday 20 October. Sarah joins the WW100 Centenary Office from the Ministry for the Environment where she was instrumental in establishing the Natural Resources Sector programme.



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

Bert Denton's Diary

25 October 1914

Mathesons & Smarts up in afternoon. Church & speech by McCombs on No Licence #WW100 via @Denton_Diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 October 1914

A Lance Corporal on Ruapehu died today and was buried #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

James Cox's diary

25 October 1914

I put a patch on my working trousers today, the knee was getting thin #WW100 via @cox_diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 October 1914

I am making the NCOs shave at least every other day and will thus get down to the men #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 October 1914

Our physical drill is doing us heaps of good #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 October 1914

Church in evening - address on No-license by Mr McCombs, MP. #WW100 via @adkin_diary