NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

Activities and Projects

First World War memorial monuments, obelisks, statues, Honours boards, plaques, gates of the Manawatu have been searched out, restored and recorded; ready for community ANZAC Day commemorations.

Feilding War Memorial
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Heritage sites, Books, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Community Groups Located in: Feilding, Palmerston North Organised by: Peter Olsen of Colyton - Manawatu Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

Creating a new play about young Aussies and Kiwis visiting Gallipoli on the night before Anzac Day. What is it that attracts them?

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka Organised by: Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

An exhibition at Papakura Museum on the more than 10,000 horses that accompanied our soldiers to the battlefields of the First World War. August-October 2014.

Topics: Animals, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: General, Schools, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Papakura Organised by: Papakura Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers. Officially dedicated in March 1916.

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

Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Creative projects or crafts

Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large-scale military display to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Topics: Events, Community contribution, Anzac Day 2014, Trench reconstructions, Exhibitions Audience: General, Families, veterans, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Ferrymead Heritage Park, (MAG) Military Adventure Group Category: Historical re-enactments, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington. 14 July 2014, 3pm.

Army chaplains, 1916. Photo courtesy of Society of Mary Archives.
Topics: Events, Religion, Sculpture, Monuments Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Committee of the Catholic Military Ordinariate Category: Memorials or monuments

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, will include a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.

Topics: Websites, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14 Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.

Bridge of Rememberance, Christchurch
Topics: Research, Publications, Digital Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

An annual 2-day event in Cambridge, New Zealand, to commemorate the November Armistice. See famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, an airshow and more.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, Peace celebrations, Commemorations Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge Organised by: Armistice in Cambridge Inc Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments

A display from the Nelson Provincial Museum showing photographs and images of collection objects related to the involvement of regional men and women who served in the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Nelson Provincial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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