NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Services, Photography Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan Category: Other

A photographic essay on the Construction of Arras Tunnel and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Hall of Memories, The Carillon, National War Memorial, Wellington 19-24 May 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Memorials and Monuments Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Memorial Park Alliance, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.

Topics: Publications, Books, war literature Audience: historians, General, Writers Organised by: Penguin Books New Zealand Category: Publications and online resources

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served the First World War with its third addition to the their stamp and coin programme, titled 1916 Courage & Commitment

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

Explore the First World War battlefield recollections of former Otago Museum Director H D Skinner through objects and his own words. Exhibition runs from 7 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Otago Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.

Field of remembrance
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance, August 14, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The Fields of Remembrance Trust, RSA - Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, Passchendaele Society, Auckland Returned and Services Association Incorporated Category: Memorials or monuments

An exhibition on the only time in the First World War where the battle fleets of the two largest navies in the world met. Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Auckland, from 27 May 2016. 

Topics: Exhibitions, Jutland100, Battle of Jutland Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Collecting the stories, photos and documents of Waipu people who served in the First World War and building a village exhibition. Opens August 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, August 14, Research Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Waipu Organised by: Waipu Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

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