NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

An opportunity to learn more about All Black captain Dave Gallaher on the centenary of his death at the Battle of Passchendaele.  East Coast Bays Library, Auckland, 18 October 2017, 10.30am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, All Blacks Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: East Coast Bays Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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

An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele. Whakatāne Library, 17 September – 3 December 2017.

Topics: Museums, exhibition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane Organised by: Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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