NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

Activities and Projects

Creating a digital community resource to preserve stories surrounding the impact of the First World War on the Buller district.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Westport Organised by: Buller District Council Category: Publications and online resources

To mark the occasion of the Governor declaring NZ's commitment to the Empire in the First World War, Auckland Museum will host a special commemorative service. Free, 5 August 2014, 6pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

An online exhibition to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Topics: Local history, Memorials, Digital Audience: Researchers, Families, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments

Upgrading the Mt Roskill war memorial area in Auckland to add a Roll of Honour, make the parade ground larger and more accessible, and generally improve this important local landmark.

Topics: Memorials, Facilities, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Mt Roskill War Memorial Upgrade Committee, Puketapapa Local Board Category: Memorials or monuments

The Douai Hockey Club and Le Coquelicot - Following their Footsteps are jointly organising a U15 international youth hockey tournament to mark the First World War centenary.

Playing hockey behind the lines during the First World War.
Topics: France, Sports, Events, Overseas activities Audience: Teachers, Schools, Students, Youth Located in: France, New Zealand, Wellsford Organised by: Le Coquelicot - Following in their Footsteps Category: Competitions & sporting events

A collaborative project between Auckland Libraries and Communication students at Unitec, drawing on personal narratives and contemporary responses to bring to life events of this period. 

Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Education, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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: August 14, Publications, Websites, 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 Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice DAy 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: Fred Wilson - Secretary of Devonport RSA, Devonport RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during the First World War. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.

Topics: Personal stories, Digital, Research, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Heritage trails, Public talks and tours Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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