NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Activities and Projects

A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: Fred Wilson - Secretary of Devonport RSA, Devonport RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Exhibiting in New Zealand and Europe.

‘Victory Medal’, Fort Takapuna: Sculptor Helen Pollock
Topics: Fine Art, Exhibitions, Overseas activities, Overseas events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, France, Belgium, Dunedin, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Gisborne, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Nelson Organised by: Helen Pollock Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities Organised by: Women's Studies Association (NZ) Journal Collective Category: Publications and online resources

Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.

Field of remembrance
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance, August 14, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The Fields of Remembrance Trust, RSA - Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, Passchendaele Society, Auckland Returned and Services Association Incorporated Category: Memorials or monuments

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt Organised by: Uili Fecteau of State House Designs Ltd [Made in Naenae] Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

This memorial at the Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North recognises New Zealand Medical Corps personnel who served during the First World War and is in need of refurbishment.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Restoration projects, Health and hygiene at war Audience: historians, Historians of health and medicine Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: 2nd Health Support Battalion - NZ Army Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

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

As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga Category: Memorials or monuments

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Methven Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

The Great War Exhibition commemorates the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. Opening in Wellington's Dominion Museum Building on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, History, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Restoration of Piopio memorial cenotaph and a series of First World War commemorative events.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation, Events, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waitomo Organised by: Waitomo District Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Preservation, conservation or protection

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