Activities and Projects
New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five year programme of commemorative stamps and coins. The first stamp issue tells the story of serviceman Melville Mirfin.
An Inquiry class for Year 10 students. The students will be encouraged to research and create a project on an aspect of the First World War.
This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.
Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.
A story of the life and death of Roy Haycock, who was wounded during the battle of Flers-Courcellete in September 1916, and killed at Passchendaele 12 October 1917.
Gillian Headifen will explore the Turnbull Library holdings on the Battle of Messines. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 20 June 2017, 12:10pm.
Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.
Conservation and exhibition of the 1919 "Army Eight" rowing skiff used in the 1919 Peace Regatta on the River Thames in London.
As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city.
Jane Tolerton's book Ettie Rout: New Zealand’s safer sex pioneer details the achievements of a woman who pioneered safer sex initiatives for New Zealand troops in the First World War.
The Lake Taupo Genealogy group are undertaking a large research project tracing soldiers with links to the Taupo District who fought in the First World War, and telling their stories.
A web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.