NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Waikato Combined Equestrian Group is set to unveil a bronze war horse by artist Matt Gauldie to acknowledge the 10,000 New Zealand horses sent to foreign battlefields during the First World War.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

Artist Rebecca Holden will talk about what moved her to make the commemorative artworks that form her exhibition 'Sand in the Apricot Jam' at Waikato Museum, Hamilton, 2 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Palestine, Sinai Campaign, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Choral anthems that reflect upon, and commemorate, the contribution made by New Zealand's service men and women, at St Paul's Collegiate School on 25 April 2017. 

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

Join a free lecture with author Jennifer Haworth on the story of the First World War commissioned war artists, at Waikato Museum on 11 May 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, war art, Events, History Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

To commemorate the Anzacs, make a poppy in remembrance, to plant on the Museum lawn. Materials provided. Drop in at any time between 23-25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, poppies, remembrance, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Waikato Museum from 2 April - 3 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

In a lecture titled 'You get a feed there', Mark Houlahan speaks on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and in commemoration of the First World War. In Hamilton on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Literary Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Waikato Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Film, Events, Gallipoli, Family History, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Cantando Choir returns to the peaceful setting of Hamilton Gardens on Anzac Day 2016 for a presentation of reflective music and words.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Anzac Day 2016, Events, Music, choir Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

An edited letter collection based on those written between Trish Macky's great grandparents, culminating in the Lusitania disaster of May 1915.

Topics: Books, Lusitania, letters, social history Audience: Teachers, historians, WWI enthusiasts, book clubs Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Patricia (Trish) Macky

In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At ArtsPost in Hamilton from 22 April - 23 May 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, postcards, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

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

Join the Garden Place Library in Hamilton for a series of talks on various aspects of the Home Front in the Waikato during the First World War, between 6 August and 10 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education, Local history Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Libraries

To commemorate Anzac Day, the Chiefs' match against the Force at Waikato Stadium on 24 April 2015 will feature a moving tribute to those soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Topics: rugby, Events, Commemoration, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Sports People, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: New Zealand Rugby

Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and Cantando Choir present a moving programme on the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli. At Hamilton's Founders Theatre, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Concert, Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

This anti-war musical involves multimedia, music, clowning, dance and drama combine to produce a powerful statement about the First World War. At Hamilton's Playhouse Theatre from 3-6 June 2015.

Topics: Plays, Events, Theatre, Musicals Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: University of Waikato

Join us at the Hamilton City Council for the unveiling of “The Line of Fire” – a commemorative artwork by Hon Captain Matt Gauldie – on 27 March 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Art, war art, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop and musicians, bring to towns around the country the stories and music of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War.

Topics: Performances, Archival research, social history, Events Audience: communities, Teachers, Students, historians, Families Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

Returning for a third season, the play 'Sister Anzac' about NZ nurses at Gallipoli will be performed in Auckland and Hamilton in August and September 2016.

Topics: Theatre, Performing Arts, Events, nurses Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Hamilton
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For Us They Fell is an exhibition about the men and women of the Waikato during the First World War, at Hamilton's Waikato Museum from 25 April 2015 to 11 November 2018. Tours are available.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum's Great War Lecture Series presents experts in the fields of military history, peace research, politics, and the history of ideas. Hear about German scholarship on 1 November.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

As part of 'The Great War Lecture Series', Dr Nathalie Philippe from The University of Waikato, talks about the liberation of Le Quesnoy. Waikato Museum, Hamilton. 4 October 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

An excursion with the First World War Memorial locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele”. Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton, 26 October 2014.

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Category: Other
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton RSA

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Education, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre, August 14 Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Manukau, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Palmerston North

A concert held on Anzac Day (Friday 25 April 2014, 2.30 pm) in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, featuring the premiere performance of  "A Call to Arms", composed by David Hamilton.

Detail from Anzac reflections poster
Topics: Music, Events, Anzac Day 2014, Performing Arts, Classical Music Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Fine Art, Anzac Day 2015, Sculpture Audience: General, Teachers, Students, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: TOTI Trust - Hamilton

The Last Maopo, a book to be officially launched on Anzac Day 2014, provides insight into the Māori experience of the First World War by retelling the life of Ngāi Tahu soldier Wiremu Maopo.

Members of the Pioneer Battalion performing a haka (H679)
Topics: Books, Maori, Lottery Grant Recipients, Anzac Day 2014, Publications Audience: Descendants, General, historians, iwi, whanau Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: The Tui Trust Board

A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt will be performed at Riverlea Theatre, Riverlea Road, Hamilton from April 25 to May 1 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatre, Anzac Day 2015, Performing Arts, Chunuk Bair Audience: Students, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton Playbox