NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

‘Balls, Bullets & Boots – from rugby field to battlefield’ is a unique exhibition tackling the story of wartime rugby. Papakura Museum, Auckland, 6 June – 22 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, rugby, Sport Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Papakura Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. 24–25 June 2017.

Topics: Museums, Maori, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The Great War Exhibition Category: Tours or trails

A concert of music and readings in commemoration of the battles of the Western Front during the First World War. St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, 17 June 2017.

Topics: Classical Music, Musical performance Audience: general audiences Located in: Hastings Organised by: St Matthew's Anglican Church Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by First World War stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 22 April - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

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