NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Creating a New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium, to coincide with the Battle of Passchendaele centenary in October 2017.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Passchendaele, Belgium Audience: general audiences Organised by: Passchendaele Society Category: Memorials or monuments

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

Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

Topics: France, Belgium, Flags, History, Personal stories Organised by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Other

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

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

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