NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

World War One at Sea features the drama and tragedy of seafarers during the war, with a special emphasis on the sinking of the SS Otaki. At Ōtaki Museum from 10 March to 8 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, War at sea, Merchant Marine Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki Organised by: Otaki Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women Organised by: New Zealand Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch Category: Publications and online resources

An Armistice Day parade will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial, Blenheim, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Blenheim War Memorial Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims Organised by: Messines Peace Village Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails

The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Dominion Museum Building Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A blog which focuses partly on the memoirs and books written by New Zealanders such as O E Burton, Robin Hyde, John A Lee and Archibald Baxter.

Topics: Personal projects, Conscientious objection, Digital Audience: secondary students, Tertiary students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Tim Leadbetter Category: Research or lifelong learning

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

For Us They Fell is an exhibition about the men and women of the Waikato during the First World War, at Hamilton's Waikato Museum from 25 April 2015 to 11 November 2018. Tours are available.

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, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A database of all Westland people who served during the First World War to support commemorations of Westland's role in the war, developed by Hokitika Museum.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Volunteers, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika Organised by: Hokitika Museum, Westland District Library Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

A series of animated videos released in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2017 exploring some of the personal stories from Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trails.

Topics: Videos, Ngā Tapuwae, Stories, Soldiers, Western Front Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

An invitation to members of the Taupo District community to digitally share your memorabilia relating to the First World War, or tell the story of how the First World War impacted your family.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi Organised by: Taupo District Libraries, Taupo Museum Category: Publications and online resources

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