NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Discover WW1

Did you know that the Maori Contingent, which left New Zealand 100 years ago, was the first organised effort by Māori to represent themselves in an overseas theatre of war?

Ashley Mackenzie-White discovers more about her ancestor – the New Zealand Expeditionary Force's first fatality.

While training in Egypt, the New Zealand troops came to be dubbed ‘Massey’s Tourists’ because of all the sightseeing and revelry in which they indulged.

Beating the boredom: ennui was one of the Army's biggest enemies on board the Main Body troopships.

Did you know that on 16 October 1914, the largest group of men ever to leave New Zealand departed for the First World War?

Did you know that New Zealanders named vast tunnel systems beneath the Western Front in Europe after places from home?

Auckland Museum Exhibition Developer Janneen Love writes about telling a First World War story that she – like many New Zealanders – previously knew little about.

Discover how events unfolded in the week New Zealand went to war, and 100 years later.

Discover the history behind the 'H series', a collection of official First World War photographs now freely available for anyone to download and use.

Anzac Day this year marked the centenary of the last time that 25 April was just a day like any other day – before it became a signature date in New Zealand history.

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