Activities and Projects
Creating a digital community resource to preserve stories surrounding the impact of the First World War on the Buller district.
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.
New plaque for the Otago Peninsula Soldiers' Monument.
An online exhibition to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.
Restoration of First World War memorials throughout the Rangitikei District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice DAy 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.
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.
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.