NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A memorial service marking the 99th anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 11 November 2017, 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum 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, 3:15pm.

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

A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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.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

The restoration of the flagstaff memorial at Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae, Te Kuiti which records and honours the names of 77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the First World War.

Topics: memorial Audience: Ngāti Maniapoto, King Country Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti Organised by: Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Category: Memorials or monuments

Fearless tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s military aviation pioneers during the First World War. Part of the official centenary print history series, and published in October 2017.

Topics: Publications, air war, aviation, Books Audience: General, historians Organised by: Massey University Press Category: Publications and online resources

Get a sense for life during the First World War at Anzac in Action 2018. Rangitata Island Aerodrome, Geraldine, 21-22 Apr 2018.

Topics: Family Entertainment Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine Organised by: Rangitata Island Aerodrome Category: Historical re-enactments

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

The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.

Topics: Gallipoli, race, athletics, signals, signallers Audience: runners, athletics, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club Category: Publications and online resources, Competitions & sporting events

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