NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Millennium Public Art Gallery Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers Organised by: New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Other

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Orana Wildlife Park Zoo School Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Tours or trails

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

Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.

Field of remembrance
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance, August 14, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The Fields of Remembrance Trust, RSA - Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, Passchendaele Society, Auckland Returned and Services Association Incorporated Category: Memorials or monuments

A website that tells the stories of the young men in Canterbury who were imprisoned for their beliefs, and the women, men and peace groups who supported them.

Topics: online resources, Websites, Regional history, Conscientious objection, Canterbury Audience: General, historians, Local residents Organised by: The Disarmament and Security Centre Category: Publications and online resources

Displays of written material, photos and artefacts relating to Prebbleton, Canterbury, and its contribution to the First World War.

Prebbleton War Memorial
Topics: Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Prebbleton Organised by: Prebbleton Heritage Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall and Heritage Centre, Methven Historical Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An ongoing static display consisting of the First World War soldiers and nurses from the Kaipatiki community and their role in the theatre of war.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution Audience: General, Youth, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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