NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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 edited letter collection based on those written between Trish Macky's great grandparents, culminating in the Lusitania disaster of May 1915.

Topics: Books, Lusitania, letters, social history Audience: Teachers, historians, WWI enthusiasts, book clubs Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Patricia (Trish) Macky Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, Digital, Documentaries Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: NZ On Screen Category: Publications and online resources

The Dannevirke World War I committee will host a free event to commemorate our fallen at Passchendaele on Wednesday, October 11, at 7.30pm, in the Fountain Theatre, Dannevirke.

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke Organised by: WW100 Dannevirke Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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

Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop and musicians, bring to towns around the country the stories and music of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War.

Topics: Performances, Archival research, social history, Events Audience: communities, Teachers, Students, historians, Families Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Cathie Harrop and Ilona Rodgers, Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Research or lifelong learning, Concerts, festivals or performances

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians Organised by: Cambridge University Press, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Publications and online resources

Timaru will host a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at Timaru Botanic Gardens, 15 October 2017, 2pm.

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

An interactive and multi-sensory exhibition commemorating the First World War.  The exhibit will be mobile with capacity to be transported throughout the Western Bay of Plenty sub region.

Topics: Exhibitions, Education, History, Homefront, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Youth, Schools, veterans, General, Students Organised by: Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Katikati RSA, workSpace Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating a digital community resource to preserve stories surrounding the impact of the First World War on the Buller district.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Westport Organised by: Buller District Council Category: Publications and online resources

The Otago Settlers Association in conjunction with Toitū Otago Settlers Museum are producing a documentary following the journey of the Otago Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles 1914-1919.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, August 14, Documentaries, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: local visitors, Tourists, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Otago Settlers Association Category: Publications and online resources

This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women Organised by: New Zealand Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch Category: Publications and online resources

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