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

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Mon 25 May 2015

Te Papa, Wellington

Mon 25 May 2015 – Thu 24 Dec 2015

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington

Mon 25 May 2015 – Thu 24 Dec 2015

Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch City

Thu 28 May 2015 – Sat 30 May 2015

Latest News

Services around the country were held to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign, with tens of thousands turning out to remember those who died far from home.

A rewarding journey comes to fruition for historians and authors Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge with the publication of a new book which gives fresh insights into New Zealand life during the First World War.

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

24 May 1915

It was intended that a small party of volunteers should… blow up the Turkish guns http://t.co/VfkOScAQ3M #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

Bert Denton's Diary

24 May 1915

Afternoon Adkin (@adkin_diary) & I finished canvassing Gladstone Rd #WW100 http://t.co/bDTsvTt3je via @Denton_Diary

NZ&A Division Diary

24 May 1915

We could hear the rumble of cannon in the South but no firing took place on shore till 4.30pm http://t.co/VfkOScAQ3M #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

PapersPast

24 May 1915

INTERNMENT OF ALIENS - Northern Advocate, 24 May 1915 http://t.co/r34kErwAjT #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

24 May 1915

We got Wilson's body and that of the bugler lad Bissett and buried them. I am glad #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

PapersPast

24 May 1915

TOBACCO FOR OUR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS - Nelson Evening Mail, 24 May 1915 http://t.co/m408OzMeyR #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ