NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

What's Happening

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 16-18 October 2014.

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Upcoming Events

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton

Sunday 26 October 2014

Queens Wharf, Wellington

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Sargood Centre, Dunedin

Sunday 5 October 2014

Latest News

On Saturday 27 September 2014, there is a public walk-through of the Arras Tunnel from 11am to 2pm.

The Lottery Grants Board anticipates that more funding will be available during 2014/15 to support the First World War centenary 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'.

PapersPast

2 October 1914

HARDENED SLY-GROG SELLER - Gaoled for three months - Ashburton Guardian, 2 Oct 1914 ow.ly/Bpt2q #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

2 October 1914

A RIVAL TO BENZINE - Evening Post, 2 Oct 1914 ow.ly/BpsWF #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

2 October 1914

The work by Coy Commanders was not too good #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

Bert Denton's Diary

2 October 1914

I cleaned out woodlshed & enlarged woolroom. Edith staying home ow.ly/C2LXv #WW100 via @Denton_Diary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

2 October 1914

Regt to Karori for attack practice ow.ly/C2Pgi #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

James Cox's diary

2 October 1914

This morning I had a walk by Hughes road and Perrys road and Daysh road and loafed since #WW100 via @cox_diary