NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

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

2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). New Zealand Post pays tribute to the role it plays with this stamp and coin issue.

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

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

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

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Library and Community Services Category: Publications and online resources

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A commemorative sculptural installation by Helen Pollock within the New Zealand Memorial, Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Unveiled 12 July 2013.

Topics: Passchendaele, Sculpture, Exhibitions Audience: General Organised by: Passchendaele Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Creative projects or crafts

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

The repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, Sound, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

A First World War-era dance extravaganza held at Wanganui Intermediate, Whanganui. 25 June 2016.

Topics: Music, dance Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui Organised by: Whanganui Regional Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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

Under the French city of Arras, New Zealand and French surveyors are using laser scanning technology to capture, honour, and preserve the incredible work of the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company. 

Topics: New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, School of Surveying, University of Otago, heritage site, Tunnellers Audience: Descendants, General Public, Researchers, Teachers, surveyors Located in: New Zealand, France, Dunedin Organised by: The National School of Surveying, University of Otago Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Exchanges, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

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