NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.

Topics: History, Pacific Cultures, Publications, Books Audience: historians, Descendants, Pacific cultures Category: Publications and online resources

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Orana Wildlife Park Zoo School Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Tours or trails

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

A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Now exhibiting in Europe.

Topics: Fine Art, Overseas activities, Overseas events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Messines Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, France, Belgium, Dunedin, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Gisborne, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Nelson Organised by: Helen Pollock Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Methven Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.

Topics: Publications, Books, war literature Audience: historians, General, Writers Organised by: Penguin Books New Zealand Category: Publications and online resources

The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Topics: Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Schools, Teachers, School students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

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