NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

An exhibition at Lakes District Museum & Gallery about Wakatipu people in the First World War - from those who eagerly enlisted, to those who baked, knitted and raised funds for others overseas.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Arrowtown, New Zealand, Queenstown Organised by: Lakes District Museum & Gallery Inc Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

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. 

Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Education, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland Libraries, Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers. Officially dedicated in March 1916.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

An exhibition at Raglan Museum on the Raglan district's involvement in the First World War, and the war's impact on the community.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions Audience: local visitors, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Raglan Organised by: Raglan and Districts Museum Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Services, Photography Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan Category: Other

Nationwide tour of 'Rotunda', which mixes live brass music with contemporary dance theatre. Choreographed by Shona McCullagh and dancers of The New Zealand Dance Company.

Topics: Performing Arts, dance, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust, The New Zealand Dance Company Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.

Topics: Digital, Ressearch, Guides, Education, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

For Us They Fell is an exhibition about the men and women of the Waikato during the First World War. The exhibition is on at Hamilton's Waikato Museum from 25 April 2015 to 11 Nov 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Waikato Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The Eastern Institute of Technology and Flinders University, Australia, are researching women teachers as volunteers in Egypt and Europe and those who kept schools open at home. 

Topics: research presentations, research papers Audience: Tertiary students, secondary students, Teachers Organised by: Eastern Institute of Technology, Flinders University - South Australia Category: Publications and online resources

Taupo Choral Society wish to perform a community concert with all music groups in Taupo to commemorate the First World War Centenary. At the Great Lake Centre Oct/Nov 2014. 

Taupo Choral Society
Topics: Community contribution, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Taupo Organised by: Taupo Choral Society Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: South Canterbruy Museum, South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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