NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

100 schools will research the stories behind the people named on First World War memorials at or near their school and publish them online as Living Heritage sites.

Topics: Education, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Teachers, librarians, Students, Community Groups Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: 2020 Communications Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

The Passchendaele Field of Remembrance at Auckland Domain will be disestablished, beginning with a blessing ceremony. 20 Oct 2017, 10am.

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

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 full national stamp and postcard exhibition, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. Held inn the More FM Arena, Dunedin, on 9-11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Stamps, Armistice Audience: Philatelists Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin Stamp & Postcard Club Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Fine Art, Anzac Day 2015, Sculpture Audience: General, Teachers, Students, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: TOTI Trust - Hamilton Category: Memorials or monuments

A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities Organised by: Women's Studies Association (NZ) Journal Collective Category: Publications and online resources

This photographic exhibition sheds light on the Kiwi tunnellers who laboured and fought in Arras, France during the First World War. National Army Museum, Waiouru, 21 April - 31 October 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: National Army Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The New Zealand War Graves Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Preservation, conservation or protection, Other

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

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