NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A  web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.

Topics: Research, Websites, Digital, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: The Prow Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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

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

An edited letter collection based on those written between Trish Macky's great grandparents, culminating in the Lusitania disaster of May 1915.

Topics: Books, Lusitania, letters, social history Audience: Teachers, historians, WWI enthusiasts, book clubs Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Patricia (Trish) Macky Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

The New Zealand premier of John Rae’s ‘Dulce' at the Auckland Jazz Festival.

Topics: Music, Jazz Audience: Music lovers, General Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Waddington/Sheffield Township Committee Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments

The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.

Topics: Gallipoli, race, athletics, signals, signallers Audience: runners, athletics, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club Category: Publications and online resources, Competitions & sporting events

The development and promotion of resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui and the wider community, that share the stories and history of our soldiers who contributed to New Zealand’s war effort.

Topics: Ngāi Tahu, Remember, Roll of Honour, Lottery Grant Recipients, Maori Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu Category: Publications and online resources

Publication of The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, by Christopher Pugsley.

Topics: Books, Publications, History Audience: General, historians Organised by: Oratia Books Category: Publications and online resources

Fearless tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s military aviation pioneers during the First World War. Part of the official centenary print history series, and published in October 2017.

Topics: Publications, air war, aviation, Books Audience: General, historians Organised by: Massey University Press Category: Publications and online resources

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