NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Hands-on history

The massive task of surveying First World War tunnels in France to help preserve their unique Kiwi character is going even more high-tech. 

Historian David Green explains how researchers recently revised the numbers of New Zealanders who served at Gallipoli.

Going to the movies was a favourite pastime for New Zealanders prior to the First World War, and over the course of the war it became even more popular. Ngā Taonga has preserved extracts of what New Zealanders would have watched one hundred years ago.

Historian David Green analyses a recently discovered archival document which sheds new light on the question of how many New Zealanders served at Gallipoli.

The Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails give users a greater understanding of New Zealand’s involvement in the Great War. Denise Stephens gives an insight into the development of one of the Government’s First World War centenary legacy projects.

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

Imelda Bargas contemplates how a ‘death register’ can transport people back into the lives of men and women who died nearly 100 years ago.

David Green discovers we've been significantly underestimating the number of men who served on Gallipoli in New Zealand units.