NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A memorial concert by the Aorangi Singers and Symphony Orchestra, the third in a series of First World War commemorative concerts at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, 4 November 2017, 7pm.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: St Matthew-in-the-City Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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

Follow the journey of the Otago Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles in a special screening of this documentary at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 11 November 2017, 10am.

Topics: Film, Otago, Armistice Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Other

An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele. Whakatāne Library, 17 September – 3 December 2017.

Topics: Museums, exhibition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane Organised by: Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017. 

Topics: Passchendaele, Family & Lifestyle, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Railway Station Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians Organised by: Cambridge University Press, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Publications and online resources

A digital roll sourced from the Online Cenotaph containing the names and details of Māori and Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.

Topics: online resources, Maori, Soldiers Audience: historians, Descendants, Students Organised by: Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: Research, Digital Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Stephen Olsen Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

An innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Released in 2015.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, Creative Projects Audience: General Organised by: General Film Corporation, New Zealand Film Commission Category: Publications and online resources

Drop in for this school holiday activity and we’ll put you through your paces in this lively, interactive experience.  Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. 9-15 October 2017.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays Audience: School children, children, Primary students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

New Zealand’s most comprehensive online resource on New Zealand and the First World War. Redesigned in August 2014.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, August 14 Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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