NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

Activities and Projects

A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Families, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Alexandra Organised by: Alexandra District Museum Inc trading as Central Stories Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, Digital, Documentaries Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: NZ On Screen Category: Publications and online resources

A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Digitisation of 'The Mataura Ensign' newspapers from 1915 to 1919.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gore Organised by: Gore District Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. Opens February 2015.

New Zealand troops in Noumea 1914
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Pacific, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, secondary students, Students Located in: New Caledonia, New Zealand, Balclutha Organised by: South Otago Museum, Association In Memoriam Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating a new play about young Aussies and Kiwis visiting Gallipoli on the night before Anzac Day. What is it that attracts them?

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka Organised by: Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

The Graduate Choir NZ and Dame Malvina Major presents a programme to commemorate the First World War at Auckland Museum on 4 August 2014, 7.30 pm. Tickets $15-$25. Bookings recommended.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Concerts, festivals or performances

A three-week exhibition and installation project at Depot Artspace, focusing on the impact of the First World War on the Devonport community. Opens March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: The Depot Artspace Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An exhibition at Expressions telling the story of the First World War military training camp, which turned civilians into fighting men. 16 August-3 October 2014.

Trentham Military Camp
Topics: Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt Organised by: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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