NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

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OFFICIAL WW100

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.

OFFICIAL WW100

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

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Friday 31 October 2014

Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin

Saturday 1 November 2014

Stables Theatre, Auckland

Saturday 8 November 2014

Eketahuna Rugby Grounds, Eketahuna

Saturday 29 November 2014

Latest News

A contingent of New Zealand Defence Force personnel will join their Australian counterparts at the commemorations in Albany, Western Australia this weekend.

Prime Minister John Key will join the Australian Prime Minister in Albany this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the departure of troops for 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'.

Auckland Weekly News

31 October 1914

In command of New Zealand's sons who have left the Dominion to serve the empire abroad #WW100 bit.ly/1G0KQzz via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

31 October 1914

ALL ENEMY IN FULL RETREAT - Northern Advocate, 31 Oct 1914 ow.ly/D4Ji2 #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

31 October 1914

Some fresh snow on the Tararuas this morning #WW100 via @cox_diary

PapersPast

31 October 1914

FALLEN FEMALES - Fined for filching fripperies - NZ Truth, 31 Oct 1914 ow.ly/D4IFC #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 October 1914

Engaged a young fellow named Truman to work with me. collections.tepapa.govt.nz/Topic/4805 #WW100 via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

31 October 1914

ROTO-ROA RAMPAGES - The "fishers of men" fooled - NZ Truth, 31 Oct 1914 ow.ly/D0tIq #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ