NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Restoration of the Thames First World War Memorial was completed in time for Armistice Day 2016.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Thames Organised by: Thames-Coromandel District Council Category: Memorials or monuments

Shortly before Anzac Day 2016, a memorial plaque was unveiled in Katikati with the poem 'Spirit of Anzac', by former resident and New Zealand war poet Mike Subritzsky, inscribed.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials and Monuments Located in: New Zealand, Katikati Organised by: Katch Katikati Incorporated Category: Memorials or monuments

A memorial walkway at Birkenhead Primary School commemorating the thirty one soldiers from Birkenhead who lost their lives during the First World War was created in August 2016.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Conservation Volunteers New Zealand Category: Memorials or monuments

Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Concert, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Festival Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Artist Rebecca Holden will talk about what moved her to make the commemorative artworks that form her exhibition 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' at Waikato Museum, Hamilton, 2 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Palestine, Sinai Campaign, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Waikato Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Soldiers, Research, Local history Audience: historians, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Petone Community Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Anna Mackenzie shares, in images and words, her journey into and beyond the war, focussing particularly on the war stories often ignored. At Hastings Library on 5 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Stories, Family History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings Organised by: Hastings War Memorial Library

A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.

Topics: Theatre, Performances, Events, Gallipoli Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Merchant Marine, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Local residents, local community, School students Located in: Otaki Organised by: Ōtaki College Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments

A response to cataclysmic events of war, and to the legacy that has been passed on to the generations who have not known war. At Morrinsville's Wallace Gallery from 1 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Art, Exhibitions, Events Located in: New Zealand, Morrinsville Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Millennium Public Art Gallery Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.

Topics: Performances, Plays, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Rākau Theatre Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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