NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

An exhibition bringing to life the hardships felt by the men and women of Porirua serving on the Western Front during the First World War. ​Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua, 8-29 Oct 2017.

Topics: Passchendaele, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium will be unveiled on 12 October 2017, the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

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

In the lead up to the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgian historian Freddy Declerk will present a talk at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington on 24 Sept 2017 at 4:30pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.

Topics: Passchendaele, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A commemorative ceremony marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele will be held at Auckland Museum on 12 October 2017 at 11am.

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

Come to two talks about New Zealand women’s substantial contributions during the First World War, and explore the Passchendaele memorial locomotive at Wellington Railway Station, 13 October 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Le Quesnoy Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge Organised by: St Andrews Anglican Church Category: Creative projects or crafts

A play that brings to life the diary of Dunedin man, Gunner Leonard Frank Broad, and his experiences during the First World War. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 28-29 October 2017.

Topics: Theatre, performance Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A Field of Remembrance will be installed around the Dunedin Cenotaph to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele from 1 October to 11 November 2017.

Topics: Passchendaele, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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