NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Dominion Museum Building Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

World War One at Sea features the drama and tragedy of seafarers during the war, with a special emphasis on the sinking of the SS Otaki. At Ōtaki Museum from 10 March to 8 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, War at sea, Merchant Marine Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki Organised by: Otaki Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

In commemoration of the First World War Centenary, MOTAT is celebrating the stories of the pilots who trained at the New Zealand Flying School in Auckland between 1915-19 before serving overseas.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, aviation, Digital, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Genealogy, Pilots Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: MOTAT Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Other

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

Hear about the personal treasures that soldiers and their loved ones cherished during the First World War in a talk by Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross. Te Papa, Wellington, 24 August 2017, 11:15am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Te Papa Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt Organised by: Uili Fecteau of State House Designs Ltd [Made in Naenae] Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Tours or trails, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2017. 

Topics: Theatre, Museums, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians Organised by: MESH Theatre Co with In Flanders Field Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Great War Exhibition commemorates the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. On now at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, History, Education, Events Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

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

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