NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

MOTAT's online research project culminating in a digital exhibition to commemorate the pilots who trained with the New Zealand Flying School in Auckland during the First World War.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, aviation, Digital, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Genealogy, Pilots Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: MOTAT Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

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 special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities Organised by: Women's Studies Association (NZ) Journal Collective 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

The theme for 2014's Rotorua Sculpture Symposium is 'The Returning Soldier', 29 November-12 December. After the symposium, the sculptures will be installed in Government Gardens.

Topics: Sculpture, Art, Memorials Audience: Artists, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Creative Rotorua Category: Creative projects or crafts

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources

Telling the stories of Hawke’s Bay First World War participants in NZ and overseas. MTG Hawke's Bay's First World War exhibition opens in Napier on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Napier Organised by: MTG Hawke's Bay Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Music of World War One explores a selection of music written by New Zealanders from 1914 to 1918. At Palmerston North's Te Manawa, 7 March-20 June 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Touring exhibitions, Music Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Te Manawa Museum of Art Science & History, Musical Heritage New Zealand Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Concerts, festivals or performances

In this lecture series Dr Gwen Parsons from University of Canterbury relates her First World War research to the war sTOrY exhibition at Tin Palace, Lyttelton. 8 and 15 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Art, Fine Art Audience: General, historians, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton Organised by: Tin Palace Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

As part of Southland's commemorations, Venture Southland has coordinated the production of 169 street banners and 43 flags. These flags will be displayed throughout the region. 

Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Other

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