Activities and Projects

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The New Zealand War Graves Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Preservation, conservation or protection, Other

An exhibition at Papakura Museum featuring a collection of postcards, letters and diaries written to and from New Zealanders in the First World War. From 29 May - 30 November 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, letters, diaries Audience: General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Papakura Organised by: Papakura Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Personal stories told by children or grandchildren of soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.

Topics: Hospital ships, diaries, nurses, Soldiers, Community contribution Audience: Teachers, historians, community, family historians, family Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Stark Theatre Category: Publications and online resources, Concerts, festivals or performances

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: Research, Digital Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Stephen Olsen Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. Any person can be a part of this daily remembrance, conducted by the NZDF.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Last Post, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

"Whispers of Gallipoli" is New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie's new song cycle about events both at and surrounding Gallipoli.

Topics: Gallipoli, Anthony Rithie, Songs Category: Publications and online resources

An exhibition celebrating the life of Joseph Gordon Coates, a war hero who became New Zealand's Prime Minister. At The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, from 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dargaville Organised by: The Kauri Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums