NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

More than a war: remembering 1914–1918

A collaborative project between Auckland Libraries and Communication students at Unitec, drawing on personal narratives and contemporary responses to bring to life events of this period. 

This collaborative project aims to bring to life personal narratives of the years 1914–1918. Historical research is set alongside contemporary responses to the commemoration of the First World War, with a particular focus on stories of the home front.

Students are participating by drawing on narrative collections - oral histories, letters, manuscripts, images and so on - to create stories to be showcased as digital productions.

These digital productions are currently featuring in an Auckland Libraries exhibition at the West Auckland Research Centre, Waitakere Central Library, Henderson until 30 January 2015 as part of the 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival.

The project also encourages community participation by inviting people to share stories, documents and memorabilia of this time.

Dr Sara Donaghey, Department of Communication Studies - Unitec Institute of Technology, sdonaghey@unitec.ac.nz

Sue Berman, Oral Historian - Auckland Libraries, sue.berman@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Nina Seja, Department of Communication Studies - Unitec Institute of Technology, nseja@unitec.ac.nz

A documentary trailer 'When enemies become families' Sam interviews his grandmother Noelene Mercer
This activity is being worked on from
February 2014
 to 
December 2014
Date added: 03 June 2014 | Last updated: 28 January 2015

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