NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga Category: Memorials or monuments

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Publication of a book about animals and birds in service during the First World War.

Topics: Books, Publications, Animals, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Publications and online resources

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers Organised by: New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Other

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A website that tells the stories of the young men in Canterbury who were imprisoned for their beliefs, and the women, men and peace groups who supported them.

Topics: online resources, Websites, Regional history, Conscientious objection, Canterbury Audience: General, historians, Local residents Organised by: The Disarmament and Security Centre Category: Publications and online resources

Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on the First World War, with an emphasis on events in 1917. At Te Papa, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa, The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy Symposium 2017 Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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

An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Topics: Local history, Memorials, Digital Audience: Researchers, Families, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments

A series of animated videos released in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2017 exploring some of the personal stories from Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trails.

Topics: Videos, Ngā Tapuwae, Stories, Soldiers, Western Front Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

Travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum - 'Heartlanders of World War One' - about New Zealanders on the Western Front.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Western Front, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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