NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Publication of The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, by Christopher Pugsley.

Topics: Books, Publications, History Audience: General, historians Organised by: Oratia Books Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly, in Auckland and Napier in September and October 2017.

Topics: choral, Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Napier Organised by: Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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 project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. Unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists Organised by: Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise Category: Memorials or monuments

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

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Waddington/Sheffield Township Committee Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton Organised by: Plimmerton Residents Association Category: Publications and online resources

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 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

Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.

Women of Empire
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Overseas Audience: Families, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Nelson, New Zealand, Australia, Porirua, New Zealand, Australia, Thames, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington Organised by: Dressing Australia - Museum of Costume Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

As part of Southland's commemorations, Venture Southland has coordinated the production of 169 street banners and 43 flags. These flags will be displayed throughout the region. 

Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Other

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