NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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Spurred On is a compelling interactive documentary following New Zealand actor Dean O'Gorman to Passchendaele, the site of New Zealand's darkest day in the First World War.

Topics: Passchendaele, Belgium, Documentaries, Canada, new zealand Audience: People with connections to those who went to WWI, inbound travellers to Belgium or France, New Zealanders, family historians, Individuals / Families
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Discover more about your ancestors during Family History Month. This workshop is to be held at Taita Community Library on 19 August 2016.

Topics: Events, Family History, Workshops, Public Talks & Tours, Genealogy Audience: family historians, geneologists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

An opportunity to find out more about the Measuring the ANZACs project, using citizen historians to transcribe service files. At the National Library, Wellington, on 20 July 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Historical records, Events, family histories Audience: family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover your First World War soldier at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt. Sunday 8 May 2016

Topics: Workshops, military history Audience: General, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

Discover how to access and interpret First World War records at these hands-on workshops at various Lower Hutt libraries between 19-29 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Workshops, Events, Education Audience: Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.

Topics: Mlitary nursing, Books, Publications, nurses, Nursing history Audience: Nurses, historians, family historians
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A free talk at Te Puke Public Library about local man Arnold Watson who joined the Imperial Camel Corp in the First World War. This Family History Month event is held on 27 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Family History, Local history, public talks, Beersheba Audience: family historians, Genealogists, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Te Puke
Organised by: Te Puke Public Library

Personal stories told by family about the soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.  

Topics: Hospital ships, nurses, Community contribution, Theatrical performances, Digital Audience: Teachers, historians, community, family historians, family Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Stark Theatre

Family History Librarian Seonaid Lewis looks at the different types of First World War documents available for family research. At West Auckland Research Center, 12 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Research, family histories, Education Audience: Genealogists, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.

Topics: Music, poetry, bands, Entertainment, Events Audience: Music lovers, family historians, historians, third generation, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, Memorials, Commemorations, Overseas Audience: family historians, Family history researchers, Descendants
Organised by: Damien Mostert

In this talk, librarian Maureen West will examine the conditions under which prisoners of war lived during the First World War. Held at Titirangi Library, 23 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: historians, Genealogists, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Titirangi Library

Family History Librarian Seonaid Lewis looks at the different types of First World War documents available for family research. At Titirangi Library, 22 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Historical records, Events, family histories Audience: family historians, historians, Genealogists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Titirangi Library

Two family history lunchtimes series talks to commemorate New Zealanders' contribution to the First World War at Auckland's Central City Library, Wednesday 15 April.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Family History, Research, Events Audience: family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

The Nelson College Scriptorium will be open from 9am-4pm on 25 April 2015, and a college old boy will assist anyone seeking information on any former pupil who served in the First World War.

Topics: Museums, Archives, Research, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: historians, family historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson College

Over 100 identified/named photographs of New Zealand military nurses upload to the NZANS website.

Topics: New Zealand Mlitary nursing, Nursing history, nurses, Publications Audience: Nurses, historians, family historians
Organised by: Sheray McNabb

Creating a slide show presentation featuring the records of 213 soldiers who left Ngāruawāhia for the First World War. Completed in time for the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, resources, Commemorations Audience: family historians, Genealogists, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Ngaruawahia

A book that shares the stories of the soldiers from the Thames region who went off to the First World War. Launched in 2014.

Topics: Books, Publications, Local history, Soldiers Audience: historians, family historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Thames

Online list of members of the NZ legal profession who lost their lives while serving in the First World War. Biographies of all 51 lawyers on the Roll have been added. Further input is welcomed.

 

Topics: lawyers, legal profession, Rolls of Honour, Memorials, online resources Audience: lawyers, family historians, General Public
Organised by: New Zealand Law Society

The WW100 website displayed the names of all those who departed with the Main Body and 1st Reinforcements from Wellington on 16 October 1914 around the centenary of the event.

A selection of the names displayed in one of the features
Topics: Digital, online resources, Departure of troops Audience: historians, General, family historians, Descendants, Community Groups
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Research into the men and women listed as "killed in action" during the First World War on war memorials in Upper Clutha, published into a book titled Courageous and Free in November 2016.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, wanaka, Research, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Public, School children, Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka