NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.

Lord and Lady Bledisloe visiting a Rannerdale Veteran in the 1930s
Topics: Museum, Research, Education, Archives, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Teachers, secondary students, Students, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Rannerdale Veterans Care Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The development and promotion of resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui and the wider community, that share the stories and history of our soldiers who contributed to New Zealand’s war effort.

Topics: Ngāi Tahu, Remember, Roll of Honour, Lottery Grant Recipients, Maori Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu 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

A project to audit and digitise the First World War collections at the Waimate Historical Society, and encourage members of the public to share personal stories and artefacts.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, online resource, Digitisation Audience: General, historians, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: Waimate Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.

Bridge of Rememberance, Christchurch
Topics: Research, Publications, Digital Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall and Heritage Centre, Methven Historical Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, exhibition, Belgium, Passchendaele Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 2017 Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Lincoln University is undertaking various WW100 projects on an on-going basis through the centenary period, starting with a photograph unveiling ceremony on Monday 4 August 2014.

Topics: August 14, Community contribution, Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Lincoln University Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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

A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by First World War stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 22 April - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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