NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five year programme of commemorative stamps and coins. The first stamp issue tells the story of serviceman Melville Mirfin.

Topics: Memorabilia, August 14, Samoa Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

Tauranga's Heritage Collection has created an adaptable and mobile First World War-related exhibition space and exhibition programme, which opened on 29 August 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga Heritage Collection, Tauranga City Council, WW100 Tauranga Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A three-week exhibition and installation project at Depot Artspace, focusing on the impact of the First World War on the Devonport community. Opens March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: The Depot Artspace Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Challenge to recreate a poster that uses historical images, maps and new photographs taken at museums and other special sites remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Camera used during WW1
Topics: Education, Design, Photography Audience: Families, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Xavier Radic Photography Classes & Workshops & Cameracraft Auckland Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning

Exploring the impact of the First World War on the lives on children, and the expectations placed on them by the adult world. At Wellington's Turnbull Gallery 24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Libraries, Ephemera Audience: School children, School students, Teachers, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: National Library of New Zealand - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

In this solo play, Jan Bolwell tells her grandfather's First World War story. Performed at Dunedin's Community Gallery, 17-19 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Theatrical performances Audience: General, School students, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Jan Bolwell Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Short films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by the First World War. Broadcasting on TV3 from 4 August 2014.

Topics: August 14, Film, Digital, History, Conscientious objection Audience: Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library, Archives New Zealand, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

The first project is to upload identified/named photographs of New Zealand military nurses to www.nzans.org website. The second is to publish a book, 100 Years of New Zealand Military Nursing.

Topics: Mlitary nursing, Nursing history, nurses, Publications Audience: Nurses, historians, family historians Organised by: Sheray McNabb Category: Publications and online resources

Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Overseas events, Overseas activites, International commemorations Audience: Ballot ticket holders Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Veterans' Affairs New Zealand Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The Government will create a National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opening Anzac Day 2015.

Concept plan for the National War Memorial Park.
Topics: Memorials, Anzac Day 2015, Legacy projects Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Memorials or monuments

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