NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, staff from the Christchurch City Libraries have developed 'The New Brighton Boys' display. At New Brighton Library from 22 April - 31 May 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Libraries, Events Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Orana Wildlife Park Zoo School Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Tours or trails

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force Category: Publications and online resources

Why is the Gallipoli Campaign so dear to New Zealand and Australia? A panel of historians discuss what’s real and what’s myth at Te Papa on 17 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Gallipoli, Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Dulce et Decorum est is a new project by jazz composer John Rae inspired by New Zealand war poetry written by returning First World War soldiers.

Topics: Music, Creative Projects, poetry Audience: Music lovers Category: Other

Restoration of Anzac Hall, a historic building connected with Featherston Military Camp. 

Topics: Restoration projects, Military camps Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: South Wairarapa District Council Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Topics: nurses, Tours, Gallipoli, Overseas activities, Overseas events Audience: Nurses, Teachers, historians Organised by: Clare F Ashton - Hon Research Associate in the School of Nursing at the University of Sydney Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Onward Project aims to publish a photograph of every member of the NZEF who served overseas during the First World War, as a memorial to their service.

Topics: Books, NZEF, Photography, Publications, Community contribution Audience: Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Fair Dinkum Publications Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Publication listing all the fallen mentioned on memorials in the area.

Topics: Memorials, Publications, Local history Category: Publications and online resources

Recreating a life-sized First World War battlefield to be built near the National Army Museum in Waiouru.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Trench reconstructions, Western Front, Exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.

Members of the World War I Post & Telegraph Guard
Topics: Publications, Community contribution, Digital, History Audience: General, Organisational staff Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

A book revealing the New Zealand soldier’s war, from general to private.

Searching for lice on the Western Front. Image courtesy of New Zealand Defence Force Library.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Massey University Category: Publications and online resources

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