Remembering WW1 - 100 years on | Be part of the WW1 Centenary
WW1 - 100 YEARS ON
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WORLD WAR CENTENARY
The First World War (1914–1918) was one of the most significant events of the 20th Century and had a seismic impact on New Zealand society.
Ten percent of our then population of one million served overseas, of which more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Nearly every New Zealand family was affected.
The public ballot to attend the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day at Gallipoli in 2015.
Experience life 100 years ago on Twitter through excerpts from New Zealand diaries and newspaper headlines. Join us!
Announcing New Zealand and the First World War by Damien Fenton (Penguin, 2013) - dynamically illustrating 50 key episodes of our wartime life.
Read a short guide to researching New Zealanders who participated in the First World War.
Share information about projects you're working on for the First World War centenary (2014–2018) in our activities register.
Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to...
Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.
Discover New Zealand at warMORE
This flag (a King's Colour) symbolises 'the honour of the battalion, and the blood of soldiers killed and wounded in battle'. It was awarded to the New Zealand Pioneer Maori Battalion by King George V in 1919.
How did it come to be hidden away for many of the past 100 years?