NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A presentation on the work involved to complete the biographies of more than fifty people who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Karori Recreation Centre, Wellington, 13 August 2017, 2 p.m.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Influenza Audience: general audiences Located in: Wellington Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Mesut Uyar from the University of New South Wales will speak on The August Offensive and the Ottomans: A Faceless Army at the Distinction Hotel, Palmerston North, 8 August 2017, 5:30p.m.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Massey University Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Queen Elisabeth medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold's restored grave will be unveiled by the Belgian Ambassador at Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 21 July 2017, 2 p.m.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Restoration projects Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

A commemorative street sign in remembrance of Brigadier-General Bernard Cyril Freyberg will be unveiled. Lyall Bay, Wellington, 18 June 2017.

Topics: Commemorations, Memorials Audience: wellington, general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

Gillian Headifen will explore the Turnbull Library holdings on the Battle of Messines. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 20 June 2017, 12:10pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Messines Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: National Library of New Zealand Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Colonel Colin Richardson will explore the background and execution of the Battle of Messines. Palmerston North Central Library, 7 June 2017 at 6:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Messines Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North Central Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Seán Brosnahan, from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, will speak about the Otago unit's role in the Battle of Messines. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 13 June 2017 at 10am. 

Topics: Messines, Otago, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences, otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Otago Settlers Association Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and the wider community are commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017 at 1pm.

Topics: Messines, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: South Wairarapa District Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

An opera exploring the story of Archibald Baxter and thirteen other conscientious objectors who were forcibly sent to the Western Front. Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, 22–29 July 2017.

Topics: Opera, Concientious objectors, Performing Arts Audience: general audiences, otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Mayfair Theatre Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A commemorative service marking the centenary of the Battle of Messines will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Auckland, Messines Audience: general audiences, Auckland public Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Join Evan Roberts and his class of American students as they present their research into 22 New Zealand First World War soldiers. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 8 June 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Award winning author Matt Elliott will present eyewitness accounts, poems, paintings and photographs depicting the 1917 attack on Messines ridge. Glenfield Library, Auckland, Saturday 10 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, public talks, Messines Audience: Auckland public, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Glenfield Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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