NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.

Topics: Concert, Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Charles Luney Auditorium Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Theatre Royal, Nelson, 17 October 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Theatre Audience: General, general audiences, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017. 

Topics: Passchendaele, Family & Lifestyle, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Railway Station Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

Climb aboard a steam train, and join characters from the NZ military on their journey to and from the devastating Battle of Passchendaele. Wellington Railway Station, 15 October 2017, 12:15pm.

Topics: Theatre, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Drop in for this school holiday activity and we’ll put you through your paces in this lively, interactive experience.  Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. 9-15 October 2017.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays Audience: School children, children, Primary students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

A symposium on one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s greatest military tragedies at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 3 October 2017, 6:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A service to dedicate and bless a memorial tablet to 11 local men whose lives were lost in the First World War. Glenfield Community Centre, Auckland, 9 September 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies,, Memorials Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Glenfield Community Centre Category: Memorials or monuments

A symposium examining the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2 September 2017, 1pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: University of Canterbury Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: University of Canterbury Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An opportunity to explore one fascinating aspect of the 'Gallipoli: The scale of our war' exhibition in detail with a free tour. Te Papa, Wellington. 21 August - 1 September 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Inside Gallipoli Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Tours or trails

A ceremony to mark the Battle of Passchendaele where 843 New Zealanders died in a single day. Sheffield Domain, Sheffield, Selwyn. 12 October 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Springfield Organised by: Sheffield Domain Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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