NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Personal stories, Heritage, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

A publication which includes profiles of all men listed on the Rotorua First World War cenotaph and Arawa Soldiers' War Memorial in the Rotorua Government gardens.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Publications Audience: historians, local visitors, Local Government Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Publications and online resources

The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.

Topics: war memorial, Lottery Grant Recipients, Restoration projects Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Memorials or monuments

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

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

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 family return to Armentières 100 year after my Grandfather (Pop) was there during the First World War.

Topics: Belgium, Personal projects, Family History Organised by: Dennis Burns (Grandson) Category: Historical re-enactments

An exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War through the memories and stories of Northlanders. Kiwi North Museum, Whangarei, from April 2014 through to November 2018.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Regional history Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei Organised by: Whangarei Museum and Heritage Trust, Kiwi North Museum Kiwi House & Heritage Park Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

First World War inquiry guides and resource packs for teachers of years 1-13, made available on the Ministry of Education’s portal for educators, tki.org.nz.

Topics: Education, Publications Audience: Teachers, Schools, librarians, principals, history teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ministry of Education Category: Publications and online resources

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA Organised by: Places of Remembrance Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

Nelson RSA have established a First World War Memorial at Marsden Valley Cemetery, Nelson.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Nelson RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

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