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In the latest WW100 Perspectives video, historian Kate Hunter describes the kinds of mementos soldiers and their loved ones back home sent each other.

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Tuesday 23 December 2014

War Memorial Conference & Convention Centre, Whanganui

Saturday 27 December 2014

The Peaks Hall, Waikari

Friday 24 April 2015

Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland

Friday 24 April 2015

Latest News

We're offering a senior communications expert the opportunity to contribute to an exciting and rewarding project; supporting the delivery of a communications and stakeholder engagement strategy for the WW100 programme. Applications close 5pm Wednesday 14 January.

The Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage (LWEH) Committee is now open until mid-February 2015.



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


23 December 1914

RICHARDS RECOIL - Billy's fondness for jugged pals gets him boobed - NZ Truth, 23 Dec 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ


22 December 1914

WINTRY WEATHER IN CENTRAL OTAGO - Evening Post, 22 Dec 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ


22 December 1914

IN EGYPT - A note of thankfulness - Taranaki Daily News, 22 Dec 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

22 December 1914

Ted Holland told me that if I put in some overtime I could ride in with him at Christmas eve at 3pm #WW100 via @cox_diary


22 December 1914

STORY OF THE AUDACIOUS - Taranaki Daily News, 22 Dec 1914 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

22 December 1914

Pipi gatherers: Aucklanders collecting the delectable shellfish... #WW100 via @AkWeeklyNews