NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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A commemorative service marking the centenary of the Battle of Messines will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Auckland, Messines Audience: general audiences, Auckland public Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A display of photographs, mementos and copies of military histories of the men from the Pukekohe East School and District who fought in the First World War. In Pukekohe from 10-11 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe
Organised by: Auckland Council

Helen Vail talks about her blog project to visit 100 New Zealand memorials and tell stories of the fallen. Waitakere Central Library, Auckland. 14 October 2014. Free.

Topics: Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Family history experts cover the experiences of New Zealanders and Australians who fought the Ottoman Empire across the Middle East. Central City Library, Auckland, 30 September 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours, Palestine, Beersheba Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Our guest speaker Lisa Perry will be sharing stories of her grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War. Panmure Community Library, Auckland, 26 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Gallipoli Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Exhibition at Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, featuring books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemera from 1914-1918. 9 July-12 October 2014. Now archived online.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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. 

Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Education, Film Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Heritage trails, Public talks and tours Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.

Topics: Digital, Ressearch, Guides, Education, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

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

The Auckland First World War Heritage Trail marks 56 sites of significance to the region's role in the First World War.

Topics: Heritage trails, Digital, Mobile Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council