NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

A story of the life and death of Roy Haycock, who was wounded during the battle of Flers-Courcellete in September 1916, and killed at Passchendaele 12 October 1917.

Topics: Publications, Family History, Books Category: Publications and online resources

A collection of pieces focusing on the people, personalities and leaders in the First World War. Published by Massey University Press in April 2016.

Topics: Publications, Books, History Audience: historians Organised by: Massey University Press Category: Publications and online resources

Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

Topics: France, Belgium, Flags, History, Personal stories Organised by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Other

Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.

Bridge of Rememberance, Christchurch
Topics: Research, Publications, Digital Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Blenheim War Memorial Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A new poetry anthology from Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ second annual poetry contest – If You’re a Poet We Want to Know It.

Topics: poetry, Books, Competitions Located in: New Zealand, Kapiti Coast Organised by: Kāpti Coast District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 September 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga Organised by: WW100 Tauranga Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, exhibition, Belgium, Passchendaele Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 2017 Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The 2017 upgrade reflects the memorial’s importance as a centre of the city’s war and peace commemorations and will better cater for the growing Anzac Day crowds.

Topics: Memorials, peace Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: Porirua City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA Organised by: Places of Remembrance Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

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

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