NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

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.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources

The University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services launched its First World War Centenary website and Roll of Honour on 7 August 2014.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Special Collections - University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A Tauranga public lecture series on First World War themes. The entire series runs weekly from Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Wednesday 5 November 2014. Bookings essential.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga Historical Society, University of Waikato Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

An exhibition at Expressions telling the story of the First World War military training camp, which turned civilians into fighting men. 16 August-3 October 2014.

Trentham Military Camp
Topics: Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt Organised by: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Bring along your old First World War items to Christchurch's Air Force Museum on 12 October where experts can help you find out more about their story.

Topics: Events, Family History, material culture Audience: General, historians, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Air Force Museum of New Zealand Category: Other

A service at Lyttelton commemorating the troopship embarkation (24 May 1914) of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles to join the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 September 2014.

Topics: RSA, Exhibitions, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Events, Ceremonies Audience: Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton Organised by: Christchurch Memorial RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A First World War commemorative programmme 'Tau Tupua: The Spirits' honours the 150 Nieuean men who fought in the Maori Contingent during the First World War. 25 July-30 August 2014.

Niuean recruits at Narrow Neck, 1915 (Auckland Libraries, Ref: 7-A14556, Sir George Grey Special Collections)
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Pacific, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. Thursday 13 March 2014, 8 pm.

Topics: Events, Classical Music, Music Audience: Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Creating a white crosses field of remembrance in Tokoroa.

Field of remembrance
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Tokoroa Organised by: Tokoroa District Memorial RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

Historical book on the Taumaru Military Convalescent Hospital to be published online.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Books, Digital, Publications Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Hutt City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

First World War-themed exhibition at Waikato Museum, For Us They Fell. Online now, exhibition opens Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Waikato Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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