NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

Create crocheted poppies at Rotorua Museum for the First World War centenary. Rotorua Museum, Rotorua. 25 October-27 October 2014.

Topics: Community contribution, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua Museum Category: Creative projects or crafts

Venture Southland is seeking the public’s help in the very first step of gathering knowledge of the whereabouts of all war memorials in the Southland region.

Colac Bay war memorial, Southland
Topics: Websites, Research, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gore, New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Publications and online resources

Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Overseas events, Overseas activites, International commemorations Audience: Ballot ticket holders Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force, Veterans' Affairs New Zealand Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A First World War commemorative programmme 'Tau Tupua: The Spirits' honours the 150 Nieuean men who fought in the Maori Contingent during the First World War. 25 July-30 August 2014.

Niuean recruits at Narrow Neck, 1915 (Auckland Libraries, Ref: 7-A14556, Sir George Grey Special Collections)
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Pacific, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A free talk at Christchurch's Air Force Museum at 2 pm on 12 October looks at the connections between horses, bicycles, the Canterbury region and the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, October 14, Animals, History, Events Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Air Force Museum of New Zealand Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.

Topics: Exhibitions, Personal stories, Design, Education Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Michelle Oakey Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

A beautiful book and online publication to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. Launched August 2014.

Topics: Books, Personal stories, Community contribution, Publications Audience: Organisational staff, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Office of the Auditor-General Category: Publications and online resources

The Troopers Tale - The History of The Otago Mounted Rifles is the complete and authorised narrative of the Otago Mounted Rifles, edited by the late Dr Don Mackay.

Topics: Otago Mounted Rifles, Books, Publications, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: historians, Teachers, veterans, Students Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Dr Don Mackay, Turnbull Ross Publishing, Dr Don Mackay with Ralph Lawrence (Publications) Category: Publications and online resources

A day of steam train action featuring Ab 608 "Passchendaele" from Wellington at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Auckland. 27 October 2014. 

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Glenbrook Vintage Railway Category: Other

Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Researchers Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia Organised by: Elisabeth (Liz) Quaid Category: Research or lifelong learning

Historical book on the Taumaru Military Convalescent Hospital to be published online.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Books, Digital, Publications Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Hutt City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Highlights the contributions made by over 50 nurses from the East Coast/Hawke's Bay region who served overseas during the First World War in Egypt, France, England and Serbia.

Nursing sisters look out from the windows of a New Zealand Stationary Hospital hut in Wisques, France. Archives New Zealand ((Ref: ACGO 8398, IA76/13, H905, R22250303)
Topics: Publications, Research, Books, History, Medical care Audience: Nurses, General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne, New Zealand, Napier Organised by: Eastern Institute of Technology Category: Publications and online resources

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