NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: University of Canterbury

Four Tauranga men died at Passchendaele – Albert Wasley, Sydney Carl Jordan, Walter Cunningham and Cecil Guinness. This exhibition tells their story. Phoenix Car Park, Mt Maunganui.

Topics: Passchendaele, Exhibitions Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Mt Maunganui
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 September 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

‘Balls, Bullets & Boots – from rugby field to battlefield’ is a unique exhibition tackling the story of wartime rugby. Papakura Museum, Auckland, 6 June – 22 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, rugby, Sport Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Papakura Museum

This photographic exhibition sheds light on the Kiwi tunnellers who laboured and fought in Arras, France during the First World War. National Army Museum, Waiouru, 21 April - 31 October 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by First World War stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 22 April - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Dominion Museum Building

With chillingly drawn links to present day conflicts, this exhibition explores the lesser known aspects of the First World War. Auckland Central City Library, 13 April - 31 May 2017.

Topics: exhibition Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Make your own ‘Flower of War’ and you could inspire the creation of a new work for the Flowers of War wreath. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 3 June - 5 June 2017.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. On at Maison de Deva, Bourail, from 25 April to 16 May 2017.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Pacific, Overseas Audience: General

New Zealand's tunnellers are the focus of the Pick and Shovel Men exhibition at Masonic Park, Tauranga, from 20 April to 20 May 2017. Part of the From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition series.

Topics: WW1, Tunnellers, Arras, Graffiti, Soldiers Audience: Students, Teachers, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

The story of the Couch brothers, who all returned safely from the First World War, is told in this exhibition at Takapuna Library, Auckland, 21 Apr - 13 May .

Topics: Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Takapuna Library

An exhibition of Sikh soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, presented by Sikh Foundation NZ.Wellington Central Library, 12 -27 April 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Sikh Foundation NZ

This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews  and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.

Topics: Publications, Women in wartime, East Coast, History, Books Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by:

An exhibition and associated publication featuring women with links to Gisborne who served or volunteered in the First World War. At Tairawhiti Museum from 24 March to 16 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

World War One at Sea features the drama and tragedy of seafarers during the war, with a special emphasis on the sinking of the SS Otaki. At Ōtaki Museum from 10 March to 8 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, War at sea, Merchant Marine Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Otaki Museum

Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers.  Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill

The Armistice Stamp Show 2018 is a full National Stamp and Postcard Exhibition, sanctioned by the New Zealand Philatelic Federation. Held on 9-11 November 2018, at the More FM Arena, Dunedin.

Topics: exhibition, Stamps Audience: General, Philatelists Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, exhibition, Belgium, Passchendaele Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wellington

A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Merchant Marine, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Local residents, local community, School students Located in: Otaki
Organised by: Ōtaki College

A response to cataclysmic events of war, and to the legacy that has been passed on to the generations who have not known war. At Morrinsville's Wallace Gallery from 1 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Art, Exhibitions, Events Located in: New Zealand, Morrinsville
Organised by:

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.

Topics: Film, Conscientious objection, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia. In Waiōuru from 16 December 2016 - 17 January 2017.

Topics: Photography, Events, Exhibitions, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

An installation artwork as a memorial to the New Zealand soldiers killed during the Gallipoli campaign, showing at Nelson's Refinery Art Gallery in November 2016.

Topics: Memorial Exhibition, Exhibitions, Events, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: Nelson
Organised by:

In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At the National Army Museum from 5 October 2016 - 30 April 2017.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions, Somme, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, General Located in: Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A range of events in October 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Featherston's Anzac Hall, built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to entertain soldiers training nearby. 

Topics: Variety Concerts, Family Entertainment, Concert, preservation, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

The Somme: From Tauranga to the Trenches is the latest First World War exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection. It reveals the connection Tauranga has to "that terrible battle".

Topics: WW1, Somme, Tauranga, Exhbition Audience: Students, Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

A naval war art exhibition of brothers Esmond & Hal Atkinson's pen & ink sketches of service in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve at Petone from 3-23 November 2016.

Topics: war art, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Artists, naval historians, archivists, primary and secondary students, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by:

A pop up exhibition at Renwick Community Memorial Hall on 20 and 21 August 2016, with a focus on the men from Renwick who served in the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Te Hokowhitu a Tu - Maori Pioneers is an exhibit that commemorates the exploits of the Maori Battalion during the First World War.

Topics: Maori, exhibition, Mobile Audience: Maori, Students, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

An exhibition on the Somme brings to life the remarkable life and military career of Dunedin-born Lt-Col James Waddell, veteran of France's Foreign Legion.

Topics: Exhibitions, Soldiers, Events, Overseas Audience: General, New Zealanders, historians, Expats, Local residents

Under the French city of Arras, New Zealand and French surveyors are using laser scanning technology to capture, honour, and preserve the incredible work of the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company. 

Topics: New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, School of Surveying, University of Otago, Tunnellers, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, General Public, Researchers, Teachers, surveyors Located in: New Zealand, France, Dunedin

An animated film to be shown on Wellington Museum's unique vertically-formatted Tall Screen.

Topics: Film, Visitor Experience, exhibition, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, family, School students, local visitors, local Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven

A small exhibition and service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at Remuera Rackets Club, Auckland, on 1 July 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Exhibitions Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Remuera Rackets Club

An exhibition illustrating the building of Kaitaia's First World War memorial and the later relocation. Held at Kiwi North Museum, Kaitaia, from 1 May - 1 July 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Local history Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia

An exhibition on the only time in the First World War where the battle fleets of the two largest navies in the world met. Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Auckland, from 27 May 2016. 

Topics: Exhibitions, Jutland100, Battle of Jutland Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

A new exhibit at Wellington’s The Great War Exhibition opens on 31 May 2016, marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland – the pivotal naval battle of the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Jutland100, Battle of Jutland Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

A photographic essay on the Construction of Arras Tunnel and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Hall of Memories, The Carillon, National War Memorial, Wellington 19-24 May 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Memorials and Monuments Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of Gallipoli paintings and monoprints created by Stanley Palmer. Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. 7 May - 19 June 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Fine Art, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A joint exhibition by Craig Bluett and Wendy Murphy in response to experiences of men enlisting in the First World War. Millenium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. 7 May - 19 June 2016.

Topics: Fine Art, Exhibitions Audience: General, art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General

Visit The Treasury in Thames on Anzac Day 2016 to see photographs of Thames soldiers, prisoners' handwork, cards, letters, books, and original plans for the Thames War Memorial. Open 12-3 p.m.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: Thames
Organised by: Thames Treasury

A Pacific poppy. An outstretched hand. An abstract painting. View a collection of Max Gimblett's commemorative arts works at Ngā Toi, Te Papa, from 16 March - 22 May 2016.

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

Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibtions, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, at Canterbury Museum from 7 April - 24 July 2016.

 

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Survivor World War One is interactive fun for all ages. Play the game at Kaitaia's Te Ahu Centre and see how you survive or not. Exhibition runs from March 2016 to February 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia
Organised by: Te Ahu Centre

Focusing on life ‘at home’ during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition explores how events half a world away shaped lives at home. From 26 February - 13 November 2016.

Topics: Events, Home front, Exhibitions Audience: General, Tourists, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Cynthia and Chris McKenzie reflect on their experience at Gallipoli during the centenary of the landings in this exhibition at Devonport's Depot Space from 9-27 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Anzac Day 2016, Gallipoli, Art, Exhibitions Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace

CHB Settlers Museum's 2016 exhibition focuses on 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and the 42 local boys lost in 1916. The exhibition runs from 13 March 2016 - 13 March 2017.

Topics: Exhibtions, Somme, Events, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

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

This display, drawn from Tairāwhiti Museum’s collections, reflects on children’s experiences of war. On display in Gisborne between 1 April -  19 June 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Home front Audience: General, children, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

This exhibition has a focus on the men from Blenheim who served in the First World War, and local Marlborough context of the day. Held at Bookworld, Blenheim, 12-14 February 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Telling the experiences of Turkish and ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli, this poster exhibition will be held at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, from 12 February - 24 March 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Ashburton Art Gallery, 30 January - 27 March 2016.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

New Zealand and Australian artists commemorate the Anzac legend 100 years after it was forged at Gallipoli. Exhibition held at Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum, 27 November 2015 - 7 February 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Art, ANZAC Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by:

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

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Events, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General, Descendants, Researchers

Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, History, Local history, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: Tauranga, Te Puke

A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile series commemorating the centenary of the First World War. 

Topics: Marquette, Tauranga, Exhibitions, Events, nurses Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum hosts Laurence Aberhart's extensive series of photographs of First World War memorials between 11 September and 15 November 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Fine Art, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, historians, Students, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

New Zealand, Australia and Turkey are pleased to present the first ever joint photo exhibition of the first World War Gallipoli campaign in Austria, from 23 September 2015 - 10 January 2016.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: General, historians, Expats

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

At Wellington's Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, follow the lives of the author and her young brother, a soldier in the First World War. Runs from 6 October 2015 - 29 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Writers Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

‘My Memorial’, by Australian artist Kathy Temin’s, forms a darkly poignant and timely memorial to First World War survivors. At Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery from 9-24 October

Topics: Art, Fine Art, Events, Australia, Exhibitions Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Gus Fisher Gallery

This installation of stretcher-like structures is a tribute to those whose lives were touched by the First World War. Hanging at National Library, Wellington, from 20 August - 3 October 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions, Art Audience: Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition featuring photos and brief histories of Marton's local soldiers who served in the First World War. On at Vahalla Cinema Complex from 18-29 August 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors, Descendants, historians Located in: New Zealand, Marton

How do we remember the First World War? It appears as a tangled mass of opposing views: political, emotional and moral. This exhibition runs at Aratoi from 14 August - 4 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Community contribution, letters Audience: General, children, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

An interactive and multi-sensory exhibition commemorating the First World War.  The exhibit will be mobile with capacity to be transported throughout the Western Bay of Plenty sub region.

Topics: Exhibitions, Education, History, Homefront, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Youth, Schools, veterans, General, Students

Explore the First World War battlefield recollections of former Otago Museum Director H D Skinner through objects and his own words. Exhibition runs from 7 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

Join The Great War Exhibition and New Zealand Cricket Museum in Wellington as they commemorate Hāmi Grace and the centenary of the battle in which he died, Chunuk Bair, on 8 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Cricket, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians, Sports People, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

A exhibition at Carterton Events Centre using painting, textiles and ceramics to commemorate New Zealand's First World War soldiers. From 28 July to 5 September 2015.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Events, Exhibitions, Fine Art, Community contribution Audience: General, Crafters Located in: New Zealand, Carterton
Organised by:

The war sTOrY exhibition explores methods that are imbued into our psyche to make the sacrifices of war possible. On at Tin Palace, Lyttelton, from 5-23 August 2015.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Events, Exhibitions, Soldiers, Fine Art Audience: General, children, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton
Organised by:

A commemorative concert and display to commemorate 100 years since the battle for Chunuk Bair began. At the Dannevirke Town Hall on 8 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dannevirke
Organised by:

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Petone Working Men's Club from 1-23 August 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Turkey, Gallipoli, Photography Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

This exhibition at St Michael's Church School Hall, Christchurch, on 24 October 2015 commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the Troopship Marquette, in which ten NZ nurses perished.

Topics: Social & Political History, nurses, Nursing history, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Nurses, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An exhibition at Masterton's Aratoi celebrating Norman Prior’s war record and highlighting the service of NZ medical staff during the First World War. Runs 14 August - 4 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Military medical care, Medical care Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Historians of health and medicine Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Photographs by Lesley Wilson depicting how communities around the world are remembering the men and women who went to the First World War. At Albany War Memorial Library, 25-26 July 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Art, Events, Overseas Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Albany

An exhibition at Papakura Museum featuring a collection of postcards, letters and diaries written to and from New Zealanders in the First World War. From 29 May - 30 November 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, letters, diaries Audience: General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Papakura Museum

Still explores the duality of war: the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. Presented simultaneously in Auckland, Christchurch and Poitiers, France, in September 2015.

Topics: Art, Memorials, Events, remembrance, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Families Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland, New Zealand, France, Christchurch
Organised by:

This year's Mainland Arms Gunshow at Christchurch's Riccarton Park Events Centre has a special WW100 theme to commemorate the First World War. Held on 18 July 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Military displays, reenactmnents Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Mainland Arms

2015's Fibre & Fleece fashion show and exhibition at Opotiki College is Anzac themed to commemorate the Gallipoli Campaign's centenary. From 10-12 July 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Opotiki
Organised by:

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Otaki Museum from 5-27 June 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Turkey, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki

Photographer Laurence Aberhart's exhibition of war memorials at Whanganui's McNamara Gallery captures the historical form given to communal experience of loss and grief. 8-29 May 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Monuments Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui

This exhibition at Wellington's Basin Reserve commemorates the men who were heroes on the cricket pitch before giving away the game to join the First World War. From 25 April - 25 July 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Sports, Cricket Audience: General, Sports People, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

WW100 Anzac Display showing 4000 poppies and Gallipoli and Western Front images at Coach House Museum from 24 April - 30 June 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General Located in: New Zealand, Feilding
Organised by: Coach House Museum

Posters and paintings looking at Manawatu preparing and returning from war. At Palmerston North's Vault Gallery from 30 April - 26 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Art Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by: Vault Gallery

This exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum captures the very personal response to the life and death of John Robert Dunn at Gallipoli. Exhibition runs from 1 May - 23 August 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, family histories, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

An Anzac Day service at the Greendale Memorial Gates, Darfield, followed by afternoon tea and a display of First World War memorabilia, on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Commemorative events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, displays Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Darfield
Organised by:

In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, staff from the Christchurch City Libraries have developed 'The New Brighton Boys' display. At New Brighton Library from 22 April - 31 May 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Libraries, Events Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An exciting digital, interactive and multilingual exhibition commemorating the First World War at Palmerston North Central Library, from 20 April - 5 May 2015.

Topics: Events, France, Exhibitions Audience: General, Francophiles Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The Pointon Collection in Masterton shows original clothing from this period in time that so dramatically changed so many lives. Exhibtion runs from 17 April - 1 June 2015.

Topics: Museums, Fashion, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
Organised by: The Pointon Collection

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Auckland Art Gallery, 30 May-6 December 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Photography, Events, Touring exhibitions, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Art Gallery

The NZAFA presents a commemorative exhibition of three themes of work, at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts exhibition space, Wellington, between 23 April - 31 May 2015.

Topics: Art, Fine Art, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Te Awamutu Museum presents the powerful personal stories of seven Waikato-Maniapoto men who fought as soldiers in the First World War in 'Ake, Ake, Ake', from 25 April - 27 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Maori Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu
Organised by: Te Awamutu Museum

Telling the stories of Hawke’s Bay First World War participants in NZ and overseas. MTG Hawke's Bay's First World War exhibition opens in Napier on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: MTG Hawke's Bay

Papatoetoe Historical Society presents this free exhibition showcasing Papatoetoe's extensive military history and war memorabilia at Youthline Manukau Centre, 20 April - 9 May 2015

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Manukau
Organised by: Youthline Manukau Centre

Discover the causes of the First World War and examine the role New Zealand had in the conflict during 1914-1915 at Te Awamutu Museum from 17 April - 27 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu
Organised by: Te Awamutu Museum

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli at Kerikeri's Art at Wharepuke with digital printmaking, video and painting. 17 April - 15 May 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Art, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli Audience: Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Art at Wharepuke

A display of  photos and tribute pennants for local fallen Anzacs at Kaeo's Wesleydale Memorial Church, 20-24 April 2015. Powhiri and blessing on 19 April: http://goo.gl/eJ7joJ

Topics: Social & Political History, History, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

An exhibition to honour, commemorate and celebrate the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who served in the First World War. The exhibition runs at Mangere Arts Centre from 22 April - 3 May 2015.

Topics: Pacific Cultures, Cook Islands, Art, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Pacific cultures, General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Manukau

100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum honours and remembers New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Topics: Museums, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A collection of original artefacts and artworks on loan from the private collection of Greg Moyle. Runs from 1 April to 3 May 2015 at the Estuary Arts Centre.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, war art, Fine Art, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 24 April - 11 October 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, online resources, Events, Gallipoli Audience: children, School students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

This exhibition at PATAKA honours the memories of those from the Porirua area who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey between April and December 1915. Exhibition runs from April-3 May 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, WWI soldiers, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: Teachers, Schools, primary schools, secondary schools Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch is displaying thousands of hand-crafted poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, from 2 April to 30 September 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, poppies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An exhibition at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History coinciding with the opening of Featherston Camp one hundred years ago. Opening 22 January 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Military camps, training, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

A commemorative exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings by invited artists entitled For The Fallen at Kaan Zamaan Gallery, Kerikeri, 10 April - 10 May 2015.

Topics: Art, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Arts appreciators, General Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Kaan Zamaan Gallery

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto buildings at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run from 7pm to 10pm each night from 18 to 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

An exhibition of items from Tairāwhiti Museum's collection with relevance to the First World War and to the Gisborne-East Coast region. From 24 April - 14 June 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: historians, local visitors, Local residents, General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Thistle Hall in Wellington is working alongside a dedicated group of artists, performers, historians and activists to bring you the Remember the Peacemakers programme between 20 April - 3 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, resistance, Anzac Day 2015, peace Audience: General, Activists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Thistle Hall

This exhibition of four flower photographs at Te Papa commemorates the soldiers of the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion who died on European battlefields. 23 March - 31 May.

Topics: Fine Art, Maori, Photography, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

This year’s Illuminate programme features a specially created film from TVNZ’s new First World War drama series, When We Go to War. Playing on Auckland Museum between 22-25 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Sound and light show Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Museum

For the first two weeks of the exhibition (18 April-1 May), the Great War Exhibition in Wellington is open until 11pm, offering a wider opportunity to be part of the commemoration.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, an exhibition has been installed on the mezzanine floor of the Christchurch City Council Civic building. The exhibition runs from 2-30 March 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Christchurch, Home front Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Lost Men of Devonport commemorates those men who left and those who stayed in Devonport during the First World War. At Depot Artspace, Auckland, from 11 April - 6 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace

An exhibition of paintings and glass work reminding us of ongoing and current world conflicts, and the fragility of life. At Kerikeri's Kaan Zamaan Gallery, 13 March - 2 April 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Art, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Kaan Zamaan Gallery

This temporary exhibition at Broadgreen House, Nelson, looks at the effects of the First World War on the Langbein family, who occupied the house at the time. Runs from 4-26 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Homefront, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Broadgreen House

Visit the Nelson libraries between 20 April - 31 May 2015 for a range of First World War commemorative displays, talks & events.

Topics: Education, Events, displays, Public Talks & Tours, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Public Libraries

Lake House Arts Centre is organising and installing a Peace Poppy display for the Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Public & Community Arts, ANZAC, Peace Poppy Project, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Lake House Arts Centre

Discover more about Marlborough's role in the First World War at the Marlborough Provincial Museum and Archives, Blenheim, between 25 April and 3 May 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Through new art works, the Cook Island creative community pay tribute to the 500 First World War soldiers who came from Rarotonga. At Auckland's Depot Artspace, 11 April-6 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Art, Rarotonga Audience: General, Artists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

The Great War Exhibition commemorates the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. On now at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, History, Education, Events Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

This Nelson Provincial Museum exhibition presents stories of those from around Nelson who were involved in or affected by the Gallipoli campaign. From 25 April 2015 - 24 April 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Gallipoli, Local history Audience: General, local visitors, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart. Tauranga Art Gallery,  17 February - 10 May 2015.

Topics: Photography, Memorials, Art, Events Audience: General, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga Art Gallery

Visitors to Rotorua Museum can reflect and to commemorate all those who have served their country with an early opening and programme of events this Anzac Day.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Film, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Museums Audience: General, Descendents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

An exhibition at Paekakariki Station Museum that looks at local Paekakariki First World War soldiers and the Native Contingent. From 15 February to Anzac weekend.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Paekakariki

Drawing on his personal connections to Gallipoli, Stanley Palmer presents an exhibition of paintings and monoprints at Wellington's Solander Gallery from 22 April - 16 May 2015.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Art Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Solander Gallery

An exhibition featuring memorabilia and images from the First World War, at Hastings War Memorial Library from 30 January to 24 April 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Memorabilia Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa tells the stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War. Runs from 30 January - 30 April 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Social & Political History, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

An exhibition at the Hastings War Memorial Library featuring images of Māori soldiers during the First World War. Runs from 1 April to 24 April 2015.

 

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Maori Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

Three exhibitions at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, which present a personal picture of what it is like to be involved in conflict. Running from 30 January - 3 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Personal experiences Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition at Mount Maunganui's Classic Flyers Museum to honour local soldiers, their families and the community. Opens Anzac Day 2015 and runs till 23 May.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, aviation, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Families, Students Located in: New Zealand, Mt Maunganui
Organised by: Classic Flyers Museum

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

A display organised by the Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society and four local primary schools. The display will be held in the Island Bay Community Centre from 28 April to 2 May 2015.

Topics: Memorials, displays, Events, Schools Audience: General, children, School children, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Exploring the impact of the First World War on the lives on children, and the expectations placed on them by the adult world. At Wellington's Turnbull Gallery 24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Libraries, Ephemera Audience: School children, School students, Teachers, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemorative exhibition dedicated to soldiers who fought or lost their lives in the First World War at Featherston's Anzac Hall, From 22 November to 7 December 2014.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by: Nicki Stewart

From Tauranga to the Trenches mobile exhibition uses interactive technology and visual displays to tell the stories of local men who were involved in the First World War.

Topics: exhibition, Tauranga, Events Audience: Students, Teachers, young, old, RSA Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Artists Paul Woodruff and Ruth Cole exhibit paintings and drawings which look at the huge effect of the First World War. At Mount Eden's N.K.B gallery between 17 Nov and 1 Dec 2014.

Topics: Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, Art Audience: Artists, art teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Artists, N.K.B Gallery

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

A commemoration of the lives and activities of soldiers and others who came from Stoke and who took part in the First World War. Ongoing from 12 October 2014 at Nelson's Isel House.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, Families, local visitors, historians Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Isel House

This display at Archives New Zealand is based on the original medals of two Wellingtonians, Edward White and Evelyn Brooke. Running from 4 - 28 November.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Medals, Archives Audience: General, military, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Archives New Zealand

Come into Cambridge Museum between 7 November 2014 and 16 January 2015 to find out how the news of the Armistice was received in Cambridge in 1918.

Topics: Museums, Events, Armistice, Exhibitions Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Museum

An exhibition at the National Army Museum focusing on New Zealand's support of the Empire and entry into the First World War. Runs from 29 August 2014 – end of January 2015.

Topics: Samoa, Archives, WWI exhibitions, photographic exhibition, Events Audience: returned service veterans, all ages, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

The universal story of every New Zealand solider and their preparation for battle. Exhibition at the National Army Museum from  7 November 2014 until February 2015.

Topics: Museums, world war 1 soldiers, Personal stories, Military camps, Events Audience: veterans, Individuals / Families, returned service veterans, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, History, Homefront Audience: Families, General, historians, Researchers, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Museum

Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.

Women of Empire
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Overseas Audience: Families, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Nelson, New Zealand, Australia, Porirua, New Zealand, Australia, Thames, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

An exhibition telling the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district. Motueka District Museum, Motueka. 23 Oct 2014-1 May 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Now exhibiting in Europe.

Topics: Fine Art, Overseas activities, Overseas events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Messines Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, France, Belgium, Dunedin, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Gisborne, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Nelson
Organised by: Helen Pollock

A window into the homefront during the First World War, showing the reaction of local communities in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Archives Central, Feilding, 16 September 2014-28 November 2014. 

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Homefront Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Feilding
Organised by: Archives Central

An exhibition reflecting on the unimaginable physical destruction caused by the First World War. Opens 15 August 2014, Te Papa.

Soldier (Allan McMillan) with amputated arm, Oatlands Park, Surrey, England, 1918. Photographer unknown. Te Papa (O.031469)
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14, Medical care, Photography Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover the service and sacrifice of Bertie Huon, Victor Harkess, Sister Nona Mildred Hildyard and Walter David Lester at Lyttelton Museum. 14-31 August 2014.

Lance Corporal Bertie Huon Victor Harkess (11698)
Topics: August 14, Exhibitions, Events Audience: local visitors, Tourists, Families, General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton

First World War Commemorative Exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery opens Friday 21 November 2014 at 6pm and continues to Monday 15 December 2014.

Topics: Events, Experiences, Trench reconstructions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

A ‘pop-up’ exhibition featuring our local boys who fought for us. The free-standing prototypes will then be placed in railway stations in the region. 8 August 2014-8 September 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Touring exhibitions, August 14 Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton, New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Masterton, New Zealand, Wairarapa

A group of fringe outsider artists have taken it upon themselves to declare war on war. Exhibition at Thievery Studio, Auckland, 28 July 2014.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, Events Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Thievery Studio

An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart in his home town. Russell Museum, Russell. 16 July 2014-1 August 2014.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, General Located in: Russell
Organised by: Russell Museum

A display from the Nelson Provincial Museum showing photographs and images of collection objects related to the involvement of regional men and women who served in the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Provincial Museum

Commemorative events, including a commemorative garden and an exhibition, leading up to Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Facilities, Lottery Grant Recipients, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

An exhibition exploring the South Canterbury community on the eve of war and it's immediate reaction to the outbreak. South Canterbury Museum, Timaru, 5 August-28 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: South Canterbury Museum

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 First World War commemorative programmme 'Tau Tupua: The Spirits' honours the 150 Nieuean men who fought in the Maori Contingent during the First World War. 25 July-30 August 2014.

Niuean recruits at Narrow Neck, 1915 (Auckland Libraries, Ref: 7-A14556, Sir George Grey Special Collections)
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Pacific, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Exhibition of First World War memorabilia, and a biography project for schools to research an ancestor or someone from the district who served in the First World War.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Education Audience: Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Stratford

A series of essays and exhibitions on the role of New Zealand Police in the First World War will be available between August 2014 and November 2018.

A group of Wellington Police, 1914. New Zealand Police Museum Collection.
Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Conscientious objection, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

Travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum - 'Heartlanders of World War One' - about New Zealanders on the Western Front.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Western Front, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors

The Petone Settlers' Museum will host an exhibition and changing public programme, from August 2014 to the peace celebrations in 2019.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Peace celebrations Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Settlers' Museum

Banners for special display for two New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame inductees killed in action during the First World War.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.

Lord and Lady Bledisloe visiting a Rannerdale Veteran in the 1930s
Topics: Museum, Research, Education, Archives, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Teachers, secondary students, Students, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Rannerdale Veterans Care

An exhibition at Akaroa Museum marking the beginning of the First World War and tracing the contributions of men and women from Banks Peninsula. 8 August-30 November, 2014.

Maurice Moore, photographed 1914 at Clifford Studios in Christchurch. From the collections of Akaroa Museum, AK:2012.32.46. Gift of John Moore.
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Akaroa
Organised by: Akaroa Museum

Immerse yourself in multiple stories of the First World War through talks, gallery tours, music and poems at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014, 10 am-4 pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

'Entangled Islands' is the first in a series of exhibitions at Auckland War Memorial Museum about the New Zealand war experience over the centenary period. 19 June 2014-1 February 2015.

New Zealand parliamentary trip to the islands. 1903, photographer unknown. Alexander Turnbull Library. PAColl-6001-45.
Topics: Events, August 14, Pacific, Samoa Audience: Teachers, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.

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

Raglan Museum's exhibition 'Raglan Remembers World War 1' tells the stories of 154 Raglan soldiers with interviews of descendants reading letters and diaries from the battlefields.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions Audience: local visitors, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Raglan

Commemorating the First World War centenary with an emotive 8-screen video installation by French filmmaker Chris Marker, Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men (2005). 21 June-7 September 2014.

Chris Marker, Owls at Noon Prelude The Hollow Men (2005), two-channel, eight screen DVD installation. Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York.
Topics: Events, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Film Audience: Teachers, Students, Tourists, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: City Gallery Wellington

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

To commemorate the First World War centenary, Jonathan Grant Galleries will exhibit a collection of rare war artworks - including works by Nugent Welch and Peter McIntyre. Opens August 2014.

Nugent Welch, 'Ruins of Cloth Hall & Cathedral Y'pres 1918, Watercolour & pencil, 37 x 34 cm
Topics: Fine Art, Events, Exhibitions, Sculpture, August 14 Audience: General, museums, galleries, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Jonathan Grant Galleries

This exhibition tells of a province at war and will trace the deep and lasting impact of the First World War on the region. Opens at New Plymouth's Puke Ariki 17 April 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, whanau, Descendants, Teachers, School students Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Organised by: Puke Ariki

A three-week exhibition and installation project at Depot Artspace, focusing on the impact of the First World War on the Devonport community. Opens March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: The Depot Artspace

The Home Front aims to show what the soldiers left behind and what life was like in the Taupo District during the years of the First World War.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi

An exhibition at Lakes District Museum & Gallery about Wakatipu people in the First World War - from those who eagerly enlisted, to those who baked, knitted and raised funds for others overseas.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Arrowtown, New Zealand, Queenstown

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa

Collecting the stories, photos and documents of Waipu people who served in the First World War and building a village exhibition. Opens August 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, August 14, Research Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Waipu
Organised by: Waipu Museum

In commemoration of the First World War Centenary, MOTAT is celebrating the stories of the pilots who trained at the New Zealand Flying School in Auckland between 1915-19 before serving overseas.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, aviation, Digital, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Genealogy, Pilots Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: MOTAT

Challenge to recreate a poster that uses historical images, maps and new photographs taken at museums and other special sites remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Camera used during WW1
Topics: Education, Design, Photography Audience: Families, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An ongoing static display consisting of the First World War soldiers and nurses from the Kaipatiki community and their role in the theatre of war.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution Audience: General, Youth, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A community project knitting comforts for soldiers. Part of 'Remember to Remember' exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (8 August-7 September 2014).

 

Topics: Community contribution, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Artists, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

A silent slideshow (inspired by the Berry photographic plates) of formal portraits taken of servicemen before they headed off to the unknown trials of war.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Photography, Local history, Film Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Feilding

Immerse yourself in this First World War photographic display, of the man who gifted Kemp House to the nation. Also help us identify photographs of unknown soldiers found in Kemp House.

Topics: Photography, Community contribution, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Families, Descendants, historians, local visitors Located in: Kerikeri
Organised by: Heritage New Zealand

A photographic display collated of all servicemen and women who served in the First World War from the Maniototo County, Central Otago.

Topics: Exhibtions, Community contirbution, Photography, August 14, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: Families, Teachers, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Ranfurly
Organised by: Raewyn Inder

Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.

Topics: New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Events, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waihi

An exhibition at Papakura Museum on the more than 10,000 horses that accompanied our soldiers to the battlefields of the First World War. August-October 2014.

Topics: Animals, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: General, Schools, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Papakura Museum

Exhibition 'Facing the Front' New Zealand's Enduring First World War, 12 June – 24 August 2014. Curated by Gavin McLean.

 

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Fine Art, Conscientious objection Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Displays of written material, photos and artefacts relating to Prebbleton, Canterbury, and its contribution to the First World War.

Prebbleton War Memorial
Topics: Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Prebbleton
Organised by: Prebbleton Heritage

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An exhibition exploring an archive of printed souvenirs donated to the Dunedin Public Library after the First World War. July-September 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Digital, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin Public Libraries

Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large-scale military display to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Topics: Events, Community contribution, Anzac Day 2014, Trench reconstructions, Exhibitions Audience: General, Families, veterans, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A collections-driven exhibition project that explores New Zealanders’ objects related to the First World War from both overseas and the home front.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution, Websites, Digital Audience: museums, galleries, General

A First World War commemorative space and development of a First World War resource centre at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport – opened on 5 March 2015.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Education, Facilities Audience: General, School students, Schools, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Gallipoli, Exhibitions Audience: General, School students, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Free public aviation show of First World War planes with commentary and land-based displays.

First World War nieuport fighter
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, aviation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Genera, Families, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka

An exhibition at Expressions telling the story of the First World War military training camp, which turned civilians into fighting men. 16 August-3 October 2014.

Trentham Military Camp
Topics: Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt

An interpretive display to commemorate First World War casualties, and the war’s impact on the Western Southland District.

Riverton First World War Memorial
Topics: Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: Riverton

Creating a film sharing experiences of locals whose family members went to war; and a First World War-themed exhibition.

Woodville war memorial
Topics: Film, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: Woodville

An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa, telling stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War. 3 August 2014 - 26 January 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, August 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, School students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

An exhibition about the people of Otaki during the First World War: those who gave their lives, those who returned, those who worked in the town. Opens 28 August 2014, Otaki Museum.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Otaki

An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Families, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Alexandra

The repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, Sound, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. Opens February 2015, and tours nationally through 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Pacific, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, secondary students, Students Located in: New Zealand, Pacific, Balclutha

Fit out of Mosgiel Memorial RSA commemorative library and museum.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Faciliites Audience: veterans Located in: New Zealand, Mosgiel
Organised by: Mosgiel Memorial RSA

An exhibition commemorating the centenary of the First World War through the memories and stories of Northlanders. Kiwi North Museum, Whangarei, from April 2014 through to November 2018.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Regional history Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei

An exhibition of 60 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and official war artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand. Opens 18 April 2015.

NZEF on board Balmoral Castle May 1918. Artist Sydney Higgs.
Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Fine Art Audience: Families, local visitors, Artists, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Toitū begins commemorations with an exhibition focusing on Dunedin during the First World War, and themes its Call to Arms military display to key war events. 1 August 2014-3 May 2015.

Otago Infantry Battalion march through Dunedin's Octagon, 1914
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Community contribution, Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, Descendants, historians

We intend to invite schools to visit and meet some of our returned and older members in our clubrooms, to see our photos and memorabilia, and to visit our museum.

 

Te Puke RSA
Topics: RSA Audience: School students, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Te Puke
Organised by: Te Puke RSA committee

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A commemorative sculptural installation by Helen Pollock within the New Zealand Memorial, Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Unveiled 12 July 2013.

Topics: Passchendaele, Sculpture, Exhibitions Audience: General

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 12 April 2014-31 August 2014.

Photograph by Laurence Aberhart.
Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Photography, Touring exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Dunedin

This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: local visitors, iwi, whanau, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront, Events Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: North Otago Museum

Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.

Topics: Exhibitions, Personal stories, Design, Education Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Michelle Oakey

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt

Te Papa is seeking to identify 108 First World War soldiers in portraits by Wellington photographers Berry & Co. Exhibition opens 18 April 2014.

Portrait of a soldier (perhaps Bolton) and female companion, taken in around 1917 by Berry & Co. Image source: Te Papa.
Topics: NZEF, Photography, Events, Online Cenotaph, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington