NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A book exploring Eastbourne's experience of war — both overseas and on the home front — in the early twentieth century.

Topics: Publications, Lottery Grant Recipients Category: Publications and online resources

Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2017. 

Topics: Theatre, Museums, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians Organised by: MESH Theatre Co with In Flanders Field Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

With assistance from the general public of New Zealand, we are aiming to produce one hand crafted poppy for each serviceman and woman lost by our nation in WWI. That is 18,166 poppies! 

 

Topics: memorial, art project, Community contirbution, Commemorations, flanders Audience: Women, Teachers, all ages, community, groups Organised by: Alison Jones, National Army Museum Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Classroom activities or formal learning, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts, Other

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

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

Restoration of Anzac Hall, a historic building connected with Featherston Military Camp. 

Topics: Restoration projects, Military camps, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: South Wairarapa District Council Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

This book takes readers on a journey into the colourful world of postcards during the First World War, giving a poignant insight into life in New Zealand during the war. Published in August 2015.

Topics: postcards, mail, WW1, Photographs, Publications Audience: General, historians, Collectors Organised by: Grantham House Publishing Category: Publications and online resources

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims Organised by: Messines Peace Village Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails

The Petone Settlers' Museum will host an exhibition and changing public programme, from August 2014 to the peace celebrations in 2019.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Peace celebrations Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Petone Settlers' Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Belgian musician Jef Neve will perform a solo concert to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington, 13 Oct 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Classical Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The North Otago Museum is developing an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph database and information from the Waitaki District Archives.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Trees Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

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

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