NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

Restoring the Gisborne Cenotaph which was damaged in a 2007 earthquake. The monument is our region’s main First World War monument and the focal point of our Anzac day celebration. 

The Cenotaph at Gisborne
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Anzac Day 2015, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne Organised by: Gisborne District Council Category: Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

A talk by Neil Frances (Wairarapa Archive) about the First World War exhibition in Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History's foyer. 9 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Masterton Organised by: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 22 April 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performances, Performing Arts, Orchestral music, Events Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The white crosses will be laid out on 3 August 2014 to commemorate the start of the First World War. On 5 August 2014 at 11:00 hours, a dedication service will be held with the Mayor Mr Cadogen.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Anzac Day 2014, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Milton Organised by: Milton Bruce RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Education, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre, August 14 Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Manukau, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Capital E National Theatre for Children Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Marking 100 years since Otago and Southland troops first left from Dunedin for the theatre of war, with an Embarkation Day re-enactment march through Dunedin to where the troopships were.

Topics: Re-enactments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, October 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments

A series of events focused on Dunedin and Otago during the First World War, and particularly the first troop departures. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 28 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Departure of troops, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.

Women of Empire
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Overseas activites, Overseas events, Women in wartime Audience: Families, General, historians Located in: Australia, New Zealand, Auckland, Australia, New Zealand, Nelson, Australia, New Zealand, Porirua, Australia, New Zealand, Thames, Australia, New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Dressing Australia - Museum of Costume Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The great adventure: music and moving image from the front, at The Film Archive, Friday 7 March 2014, 1.15 pm.

The New Zealand Field Artillery in France (1918)
Topics: Events, Film, Chris Pugsley Audience: General Located in: Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington. 14 July 2014, 3pm.

Army chaplains, 1916. Photo courtesy of Society of Mary Archives.
Topics: Events, Religion, Sculpture, Monuments Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Committee of the Catholic Military Ordinariate Category: Memorials or monuments

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