Activities and Projects
Hear two fascinating talks, one about the Battle of Passchendaele, the other about its memorial locomotive – both delivered beside the Ab608 Passchendaele itself. Wellington Railway Station, 12 Oct 2017, 11am.
An exhibition of a quilt created by the people of Cambridge as a gift to their sister town of Le Quesnoy, France to mark the centenary of the liberation of the town during the First World War. St Andrews Anglican Church, Cambridge, 23-24 Sept 2017, 10am - 4pm.
Battlefield guide Charlotte Descamps is set to present an interesting talk on the ongoing effect of the First World War on Flanders. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 14 Oct 2017, 2pm.
Toitū curator Seán Brosnahan is set to present a fascinating talk on the experience of the Otagos at Passchendaele. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 7 Oct 2017, 2pm.
Christchurch Memorial RSA will host a remembrance parade and service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, 10.40am.
The International Military Music Society, NZ Branch in association with The Passchendaele Society, presents ‘Passchendaele Remembered’ at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, 15 Oct 2017.
A remembrance ceremony will be held at Auckland Domain's Field of Remembrance to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 Oct 2017, 10am.
A Field of Remembrance of 2412 crosses will be established at Auckland Domain for the New Zealanders who died in the Third Battle of Ypres, 5 Oct 2017, 10am.
Tours and a sunset ceremony will be held to mark the centenary of the Battle of Broodseinde, where 492 NZ men died, including All Black captain Dave Gallaher. Eden Park, Auckland, 4 Oct 2017, 6.30pm.
A national commemorative programme will be held in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017, begining at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 3pm.
Freddy Declerck, expert on Passchendaele, will talk about the five battles in Flanders including the toll of the First World War at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 23 September 2017, 2pm.
A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.