NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Join Evan Roberts and his class of American students as they present their research into 22 New Zealand First World War soldiers. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 8 June 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience, wellington Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Award winning author Matt Elliott will present eyewitness accounts, poems, paintings and photographs depicting the 1917 attack on Messines ridge. Glenfield Library, Auckland, Saturday 10 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, public talks Audience: Auckland public, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Glenfield Library

Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on the First World War, with an emphasis on events in 1917. At Te Papa, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A conference organised by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Labour History Project to be held at Rutherford House, Wellington, 31 Aug-2 Sep 2017.

Topics: Conference, Education, Events Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Rutherford House

A talk arguing that Anzac Day should be used to remember all aspects of the First World War, not just the traditional ones. Held at Te Manawa, Palmerston North on 20 Apr 2017.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A workshop for those interested in researching First World War soldiers at Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, on 11 April 2017.

Topics: Events, Workshops, Soldiers, Education Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.

Topics: Belgium, military history, social history, Family History, Publications Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Families, historians
Organised by: Dominique Cooreman

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

Sarah Davies, Director of WW100, presents a talk on Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails at the NZ Society of Genealogists' talk at Loaves & Fishes, Wellington, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Genealogy Audience: Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Soldiers, Research, Local history Audience: historians, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

A full national stamp and postcard exhibition, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. Held inn the More FM Arena, Dunedin, on 9-11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Stamps, Armistice Audience: Philatelists Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

This multidisciplinary symposium, held in Wellington in April 2017, examines the cataclysmic experiences of 1917, and expands to reflect on their ongoing historical legacy.

Topics: Conferences, symposiums, Experiences, 1917 Audience: General, academics Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Massey University

To commemorate 100 years of censorship in New Zealand Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington is showing films that were banned in New Zealand on their initial release throughout November 2016.

Topics: Film, Censorship, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

John Psathas and Mathew Knight discuss the locations, ethos and impact of their recent First World War commemorative collaboration, No Man’s Land at MBIE in Wellington on 2 November 2016

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Music Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Come and celebrate the book launch of Balls, Bullets and Boots, and hear from former CDF Sir Bruce Ferguson, this Armistice Day at Palmerston North's Convention Centre, 11 November 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, rugby, Books, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

Interested in researching someone who served in the First World War? Come to a presentation on war records at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, on 18 October 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Research, Family History, Events Audience: General, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Join the Western Front Association at a meeting at Auckland's Observation Post at Kennedy Park with a lecture on the Somme by Herb Farrant on 16 October 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Somme Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A public talk on the history of Waikumete Cemetery's general military section since 1918 with Lisa Truttman at Auckland Central City Library on 28 September 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Cemeteries, Soldiers, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

This presentation at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 25 September 2016 will be given by New Zealand Defence Force historian Matthew Buck.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, History Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

What happened when the Eastbourne RSA decided to publish a history of its community’s experiences of war? Find out at Petone Library on 1 September 2016.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Local history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

Dr Ian McGibbon will speak at a lunchtime Public History Talk on 7 September 2016 on his forthcoming publication, New Zealand's Western Front Campaign.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Western Front, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The New Zealand Division suffered catastrophic losses on the Somme during September 1916. This talk at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on 27 September 2016 commemorates Otago’s worst day.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, Regional history, History Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

At the close of Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre's Anzac project on 3 September 2016, come hear Kevin Soster's public talk on William Leefe Robinson.

Topics: Events, Soldiers, Public Talks & Tours, air war Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Writer Anna Mackenzie shares her journey into and beyond the war, focussing particularly on the war stories often ignored, at MTG Century Theatre, Napier, on 8 October 2016.

Topics: Events, Literary Audience: General, Writers Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Discover more about your ancestors during Family History Month. This workshop is to be held at Taita Community Library on 19 August 2016.

Topics: Events, Family History, Workshops, Public Talks & Tours, Genealogy Audience: family historians, geneologists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Special commemorative event in collaboration with Massey University, featuring Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial military historian, at Palmerston North Central Library on 8 August 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, History Audience: historians Located in: Palmerston North
Organised by: Massey University

An opportunity to find out more about the Measuring the ANZACs project, using citizen historians to transcribe service files. At the National Library, Wellington, on 20 July 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Historical records, Events, family histories Audience: family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the Measuring the ANZACs project and an introduction to its use in teaching NZ history and social studies. At Wellington High School on 22 July 2016.

Topics: Education, History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Websites Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Measuring the ANZACs

Come to the Auckland Central Library on 21 September 2016 and hear the ‘futility’ argument re-examined, and the Somme’s long New Zealand shadow considered.

Topics: Western Front, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Somme, History Audience: Family history researchers, Individuals / Families, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Join the Auckland War Memorial Museum as they bring back to life the voices of New Zealanders for or against conscription in the First World War, between 30 July and 21 August 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The New Zealand Branch of the Western Front Association's talk on 26 June 2016 looks at Armentieres one hundred years ago. Held at the Observation Post in Castor Bay, Auckland.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Armentieres, History Audience: historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A presentation by Professor Glyn Harper on the New Zealand Division on the Somme, September-October 1916. Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North, 14 September 2016.

Topics: Somme, Battle of the Somme Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

An evening with Sir Peter Jackson with proceeds going towards the Great War Exhibition. ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland. 2 June 2016.

Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

A talk by Chris Bourke looking at the musical responses in New Zealand to the First World War. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 18 May 2016.

Topics: Music Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover your First World War soldier at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt. Sunday 8 May 2016

Topics: Workshops, military history Audience: General, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

A panel discussion featuring Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Dr Felicity Barnes and Dr Maria Armoudian from the University of Auckland. Auckland Museum Event Centre, 27 April 2016, 6 p.m.

Topics: talks Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Join Dave Veart in conversation with author Jennifer Haworth on the story of the First World War commissioned war artists, at Devenoport Library, 26 April 2016.

Topics: Artists, war art, Writers, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Art enthusiasts Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

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

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:

Historian Steve Watters investigates the reaction to the introduction of conscription in New Zealand in this lecture at Whanganui's Davis Theatre on 19 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Conscription Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui
Organised by:

As part of Taupo Public Library's 'War Stories' lecture serres on 21 April 2016, Dr Pamel Wood speaks about the sinking of HMS Marquette in the First World War.

Topics: Events, History, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Taupo

As part of the Auckland Writers Festival, author and publisher Jenny Harworth looks at New Zealand's First World War artists. At Auckland Art Gallery on 15 May 2016.

Topics: Events, war art, Art, History, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Keith Garwood will talk about his research into local soldiers who served and died in the First World War, at the Petone Community Library on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Learn how to search for and download New Zealand's First World War soldier records from Archives NZ at Papakura's Sir Edmund Hillary Library on 22 April 2016.

Topics: Education, Events, Family History, Research, Soldiers Audience: Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Hear author Andrew Francis speak about the fascinating research that went into 'That Dear Little Home in the Bay', at the Petone Community Library on 9 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Medical care Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Discover how to access and interpret First World War records at these hands-on workshops at various Lower Hutt libraries between 19-29 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Workshops, Events, Education Audience: Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

The role of Tairāwhiti women who served overseas in the First World War is the focus of this public lecture at the Tairāwhiti Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti 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

Anna shares some of the letters between her grandfather and great uncle that led to her discovering a story crying out to be told. Held at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington, on 10 March 2016.

Topics: Literary, NZ Festival, Events, Writers Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

In March 2016, Peter Kennedy presents a lecture series on New Zealand’s involvement on the Western Front in Mosgiel, Gore, Christchurch and Auckland.

Topics: Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Gore
Organised by: Innovative Travel

A talk given by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloglu and Dr Ian McGibbon looks at the recollections of ordinary soldiers from Turkey and the Allies at Gallipoli, held in Wellington on 12 February 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, History, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On 23 February 2016 Vietnam veteran and historian Bill Barnes will speak on the origins of the First World War and New Zealand’s involvement at Ashburton Art Gallery.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

On Tuesday 23 February 2016 heritage writer Ian Collins will give a talk at the Ashburton Gallery on ‘The Fortunes of War: The military careers of two Canterbury First World War soldiers'

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Soldiers, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.

Topics: poetry, Overseas Audience: Arts appreciators, General
Organised by: 14-18 NOW

Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand women during the First World War. Join an exhibition floor talk at The Nelson Provincial Museum on 1 February 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Women in wartime, women, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, historians, Women, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

A programme of commemorative events surround the unveiling of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company memorial dedication in Waihi's Gilmour Reserve on 22 January 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tunnellers, Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
Organised by:

Head to Auckland's Central City Library on 20 April 2016 to learn about resources and genealogical research about Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, family histories, Pacific Cultures, Genealogy Audience: Genealogists, Descendants, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Kae Lewis explores the continuing connections of Thames and New Zealand to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. At The Treasury on 19 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Local history, Events, History Audience: Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

Remember some of those who signed up to serve in the First World War, died in the Wellington area, and were buried in the Services Section of Karori Cemetery. Tour on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Cemeteries, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Armistice Audience: historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

On 14 November 2015, as part of the Waiheke Literary Festival, historian Christopher Pugsley and Dr Mary Paul join publisher Jeremy Shylock to discuss issues related to writing about war.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Writers, war literature, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

An illustrated talk about NZ Army Nurses and the sinking of the troop/transport ship Marquette during the First World War. At Hunters Corner Town Centre, 20 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, nurses, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Nurses, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Manukau City

What was it like to be a first-generation German-Kiwi serving in the NZEF during the First World War? Find out at Palmerston North Public Library on 5 November 2015.

Topics: History, Events, Germany, Soldiers, Samoa Audience: historians, General, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Listen to stories of rugby in the First World War told by Clive Akers, Evan Torrance and Geoff Watson at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, rugby, Sport, History Audience: Sports People, General, children Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A discussion on the history of the Passchendaele memorial locomotive, AB608, its relevance to the war and the contribution NZ Railways made to the war effort. At Toitū on 26 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, railway, Passchendaele Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

An illustrated presentation looking at the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of Germany's First World War prisoners of war, at Auckland's Central City Library, 4 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Germany, History, Events Audience: Genealogists, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, Nurses, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

Professor Glyn Harper talks about the make-up of the NZ soldier in the First World War; who they were and where they came from. At Te Manawa in Palmerston North, 15 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

On 24 September 2015, the National Library hosts a talk by Dr Mark Sheehan on how young people are seldom encouraged to think critically about what Gallipoli means to them nowadays.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events, ANZAC, Education Audience: Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington hosts a talk on patriotic women travellers during the First World War on 18 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Families, women Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Dr Jenny R Macleod presents the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture for 2015, looking at New Zealand's experience of Gallipoli. Held at the University of London on 16 November 2015.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Public Talks & Tours, Overseas Audience: General, historians, military, Expats

The Great War Exhibition hosts Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps, who will speak about the 'iron harvests' of First World War debris. Held in Wellington on 30 September 2015.

Topics: Museums, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Belgium Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

Author Phil Beattie will talk about the Onward Project and how he has obtained photographs and information about First World War soldiers. At the West Auckland Research Center, 8 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Books, Community contribution, Events Audience: historians, Teachers, Students, Genealogists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Andrew Francis presents at talk about the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Lowry Bay, at the Eastbourne Community Library on 5 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Local history, History Audience: historians, Local residents, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Keith Garwood shares his mapping work identifying the homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in the First World War. At Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 9 September 2015.

 

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Local history, Events Audience: Local residents, historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A free talk at Te Puke Public Library about local man Arnold Watson who joined the Imperial Camel Corp in the First World War. This Family History Month event is held on 27 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Family History, Local history, public talks Audience: family historians, Genealogists, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Te Puke
Organised by: Te Puke Public Library

How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to University of Auckland's centennial commemorations on 28 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Germany, Events, History Audience: historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to Te Papa’s centennial commemorations on 27 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Germany, History Audience: historians, Students, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This exhibition runs at Aratoi Museum in Masterton from 14 August - 4 October 2015. All are invited to an artist talk with its artist, Connah Podmore, on Sunday 16 August at 2 pm.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Fine Art Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Professor Glynn Harper, a military historian, will hold a public talk at Christchurch's Central Library Peterborough on his latest book "Johnny Enzed" on 22 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Soldiers Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

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

Dr Fenton will discuss the history of the First World War using imagery from his book, at TSB Theatre in New Plymouth on 29 August 2015 as part of the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth

Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Performing Arts, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Local residents, Families, Arts appreciators, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

In this talk on 20 August 2015, three National Library staff members talk about the some of the acquaintances they have made in the course of their research on the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Research, public talks Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

In this lecture series Dr Gwen Parsons from University of Canterbury relates her First World War research to the war sTOrY exhibition at Tin Palace, Lyttelton. 8 and 15 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Art, Fine Art Audience: General, historians, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton
Organised by: Tin Palace

A lecture about George von Zedlitz, whose tenure at Victoria University was greatly affected by xenophobia during the First World War. Part of the Capital 150 celebrations, 11 am 25 July 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Germany, History Audience: General, historians, academics, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition celebrating the life of Joseph Gordon Coates, a war hero who became New Zealand's Prime Minister. At The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, from 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dargaville
Organised by: The Kauri Museum

Come to a public history talk in Wellington on 5 August 2015 to hear Dr Steven Loveridge discuss ‘The dynamics of mobilisation and comprehension of New Zealand society at war’.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Anna Rogers will talk about the New Zealand's military nurses and their involvement in conflicts in the early half of the twentieth century at the South Christchurch Library on 25 July 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, nurses, public talks, Military medical care Audience: General, historians, Students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A talk by Dr Limin Bai about an influential Chinese scholar's re-evaluation of the West after a visit to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, on 23 July 2015 at the National Library in Wellington.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Scholars Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A lunchtime talk on postal censorship in the First World War: the largest state invasion of private life in New Zealand’s history. At the National Library in Wellington on 28 July 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Censorship, Archives, Events Audience: General, historians, Scholars Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Join an Auckland Museum Human History Educator as they shares stories of the soldier experience at Gallipoli, as told through some amazing Museum collection objects. Through July 2015.

Topics: Museums, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Education Audience: Students, children Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

At Napier's MTG on 5 July 2015, Professor Kay Morris Matthews will be discussing her research into woman in the First World War, with a focus on women from the East Coast and Hawke's Bay.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Women in wartime, women, Regional history Audience: General, historians, Students, Women's studies students Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: MTG Hawke's Bay

An illustrated talk by Professor Jean Anderson on a series of French 'patriotic' short books from between 1917-1920. At National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 9 July 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, France, Publications, war literature Audience: historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Auckland War Memorial Museum on 23 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Pacific Cultures, Aboriginal Australians Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

To coincide with the First World War centenary commemorations, The Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/NZ hosts a peace conference at AUT Auckland on 19-20 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Conferences, Events, peace Audience: General, academics, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Gary Oakley, Indigenous Liaison Officer at the Australian War Memorial Museum, shares Australian Aboriginal stories from the First World War at Gisborne's Tairawhiti Museum, 24 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Australia, Aboriginal Australians, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Students and teachers from five schools will present projects created as part of the French/NZ Shared Histories programme at Wellington's National Library on 12 June 2015.

Topics: Education, Schools, France, Events Audience: School students, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A free history talk on 'The Dominion’s “Hun Question” - Enemy aliens and the New Zealand experience during the Great War' at Wellington's: ASB House, 3 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Education, Events, Germany Audience: historians, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Dr. Armoudian presents a talk on the Armenian Genocide and its historiography at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, Wellington, on 31 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Education, Events Audience: historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Graeme Wilson will review where New Zealand forces served in both World Wars and will show you how to access and interpret military records. At Waitakere Central Library, 9 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, family histories, Genealogy, Education, Events Audience: Families, Descendants, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Why is the Gallipoli Campaign so dear to New Zealand and Australia? A panel of historians discuss what’s real and what’s myth at Te Papa on 17 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Gallipoli, Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

Come and listen to this informative and interesting presentation by Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Simons, PhD, at the Palmerston North Central Library on 25 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Former Wallaby lock, newspaper columnist, broadcaster and author Peter FitzSimons joins the Auckland Writers Festival from Sydney to talk about his latest book Gallipoli on 15 May 2015.

Topics: Literary, Australia, ANZAC, Events, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Te Papa on 25 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Pacific Cultures Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Family History Librarian Seonaid Lewis looks at the different types of First World War documents available for family research. At West Auckland Research Center, 12 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Research, family histories, Education Audience: Genealogists, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

Please join us in Wellington on 6 May 2015 to hear Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge talk about their experiences writing the book New Zealand’s First World War Heritage.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, First World War Centenary History Programme, History, Publications Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Well known author Dr George Davis will talk on the origins and observance of Anzac Day. At Dunedin's Hocken Library, 13 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Anzac Day, History, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by:

This free public lecture at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, looks at the  abundance of meanings layered upon the First World War throughout history. On 6 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Part three in a three-part public lecture series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This lecture on Shakespeare in war is at Te Awamutu RSA on 16 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Education, Events Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu

A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Topics: nurses, Tours, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Teachers, historians

Part two in a three-part public lecture series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This lecture on the liberation of Le Quesnoy is at Te Awamutu RSA on 9 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Education, France, History, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu

Part one in a three-part public lecture series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This lecture on poetry, protest, and war is at Te Awamutu RSA on 2 May 2015.

Topics: Education, Public Talks & Tours, Events Audience: General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu

A talk by Damon Salesa, Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, on 30 April 2015 at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Samoa, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Travel back in time to uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch's Canterbury Museum on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Museums, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Discover how to access and interpret First World War personnel records at these hands-on workshops at various Hutt City libraries in April and May 2015.

Topics: Education, Events, Soldiers, Workshops Audience: historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Remember 100 years after the Gallipoli Landings with a programme of readings, tributes and concerts at Masterton's St Matthew's Anglican Church on 22-23 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Hear Sean Brosnahan talk about the disastrous attack on 2-3 May 1915 that destroyed the Otago Battalion as a fighting unit just a week into the Gallipoli campaign. At Toitū on 3 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, Otago Audience: General, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Join us at Pataka for an evening of history making on 23 April 2015. Historians will discuss the 'Porirua Anzacs At Gallipoli' exhibition and New Zealand's WW1 heritage sites.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Heritage sites, Events, History, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

Come along to Palmerston North Central Library and listen to a lunchtime talk about the wartime input of New Zealand nurses serving overseas, 23 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, nurses, History Audience: Nurses, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The National Library of New Zealand have brought together an articulate group of speakers who are passionate about the subject of Māori participation in war. Wellington, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Maori, Anzac Day 2015, symposiums Audience: General, historians, Scholars, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

On 20 April 2015, in the lead up to Anzac Day, Joan McCracken from the National Library will give a presentation about the redevelopment of Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph website.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Online Cenotaph, online resources, Events Audience: General, historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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 talk, by NZ Herald art commentator Terry McNamara, is a consideration of the art and poetry evoked by the First World War. Held at Kotare Venues, Auckland, 21 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Art, poetry, Events Audience: Arts appreciators, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: ArtExplore

In this talk, librarian Maureen West will examine the conditions under which prisoners of war lived during the First World War. Held at Titirangi Library, 23 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: historians, Genealogists, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Titirangi Library

Archivist Erica O'Flaherty gives a presentation on caring for your family archives, paying particular attention to items relating to the First World War. At Titirangi Library, 21 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Archives, Memorabilia, Historical records, Events Audience: historians, Genealogists, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Family History Librarian Seonaid Lewis looks at the different types of First World War documents available for family research. At Titirangi Library, 22 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Historical records, Events, family histories Audience: family historians, historians, Genealogists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Titirangi Library

Belinda Batley from Archives New Zealand will talk about how to access their collection of digitised NZ Defence Force Personnel Files. At Waitakere Central Library, 14 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Archives, Events Audience: Genealogists, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waitakere

Hear historian Glyn Harper talk about the quality of the food given to the New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events, Gallipoli Audience: historians, Genealogists, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings, New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

Historian Jock Phillips will speak about New Zealand's First World War memorials and New Zealand identity at Tauranga Art Gallery on 19 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, war memorial, Events, Art Audience: historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga Art Gallery

Two prominent New Zealand playwrights will talk about the challenges of writing about the First World War at the Kerr St Artspace in Devonport on 8 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Performing Arts, Plays, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Kerr Street Artspace

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

Two family history lunchtimes series talks to commemorate New Zealanders' contribution to the First World War at Auckland's Central City Library, Wednesday 15 April.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Family History, Research, Events Audience: family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury in Thames. Come learn about the symbolism and history of Hauraki-Coromandel War Memorials on Monday 16 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Memorials, History, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury in Thames. Come learn about grief, memory and memorialisation from around the First World War on 19 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, memory, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

A screening of Apocalypse WWI: Part One at Auckland's Rialto Cinema will be followed by a Q+A with Canadian producer Josette D. Normandeau. 1.45pm on Saturday 7 March 2015.

Topics: Film, France, Public Talks & Tours, Events Audience: General, Film lovers, Francophiles, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Alliance Française

The Auckland War Memorial Museum presents a discussion on the depiction of war in cinema at 10.30 on 7 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Film, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Free public talks at Karori Cemetery at 11.00am 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Anzac Day 2015 about soldiers who survived Gallipoli and various Corps with whom Anzacs fought during the war.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Anzac Day 2015, Gallipoli, Events Audience: General, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Speakers from a variety of left groups will create a discourse on the theme of war and peace at the 17 Tory Street Art Space, Wellington, on 25 February 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, peace, politics Audience: Activists, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Freedom Shop

Hear Josh Hansen, a youth ambassador to France's First World War commemorations, shares his recent experiences in France. At the Auckland Alliance Française on 14 February 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, France, Commemorations Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Alliance Française

Dr Kate Hunter from Victoria University uses First World War objects to illustrate the war's impact on New Zealanders at Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum on 8 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

Come and listen to a presentation by Colonel Nick Gillard on the subject of The Somme, September-October 1916. At Palmerston North Central Library, 5 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Somme, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Professor Glyn Harper talks about the make-up of the NZ soldier in the First World War; who they were and where they came from. At the Hastings War Memorial Library, 6pm Wed 4 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. Held at St John's in the City, 28 March 2015.

Topics: Women in wartime, Events, Seminar Audience: Women, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. At Ferndale House on 12 April 2015.

Topics: Seminar, Women in wartime, Events Audience: Women, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A guest speaker evening and memorial horse ride to mark the First World War. At Birch Hill Station, Canterbury, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015.

Topics: Horses, Public Talks & Tours, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Oxford
Organised by:

A lecture by German military historian Prof. Dr Epkenhans about the First World War and the Pacific as viewed from a German perspective, on Monday 1 December at Te Papa.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Military, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

A conference at Auckland's St Columba Centre on Saturday 8 November to look at how and why we remember the First World War.

Topics: Education, Conferences, Commemoration, rememberence, peace Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: St Columba Centre

This seminar will uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch'sAir Force Museum, 11 am 12 October.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Homefront, Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A free talk at Christchurch's Air Force Museum at 2 pm on 12 October looks at the connections between horses, bicycles, the Canterbury region and the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, October 14, Animals, History, Events Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Join Kirstie Ross at Canterbury Museum on 17 October as she talks about the importance of everyday things in maintaining identity during the First World War.

The Soldier's Own Diary, Charles Letts & Co., 1914
Topics: Public talks and tours, Books, Publications, October 14, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Author Philippa Werry talks about Anzac Day and her recent visit to Gallipoli. Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, Wellington. 2 October 2014. 

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, ANZAC, Gallipoli Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

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

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 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Readings from the Anzac book, a trench publication produced during the First World War and released in 1916. Highwic, Auckland, 28 September 2014 and 12 October 2014.

Topics: Literary, Books, Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Highwic, Heritage New Zealand

A series of events focused on Dunedin and Otago during the First World War, and particularly the first troop departures. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 28 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Departure of troops, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Official New Zealand Army Artist, Matt Gauldie, talks about his role of capturing on canvas the New Zealand Defence Force. Expressions Art Centre, 21 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Fine Art, war art Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt

A cross-disciplinary interchange on the value of artifacts as resources for research into ANZACs at Gallipoli 1915.Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 9 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events Audience: General, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Margaret Sparrow shares the life of Ettie Rout, a sexual health campaigner whose activism saw her both decorated and shunned. Gus Fisher Gallery, 19 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Women in wartime, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Gus Fisher Gallery

British historian Sir Hew Strachan presents challenging and thought-provoking reflections on the First World War. Auckland Museum, 29 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, August 14, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Professor Barbara Brookes, History and Art History, University of Otago, gives insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

Topics: Public talks and tours, Women in wartime, Events, History Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

An education expo profiling First World War resources and learning programmes on offer for WW100. For primary and secondary teachers. Te Papa, 6 September 2014.

Topics: Education, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The New Zealand Book Council, with support from Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the legacy of First World War literature. Tuesdays, 26 August 2014-9 September 2014.

Topics: Books, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Students, Teachers, General Located in: Wellington

Damien Fenton, Gavin McLean, Jock Phillips and Jane Tolerton speak about writing and the First World War. Petone Working Mens Club, 30 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Professor Barbara Brookes, University of Otago, will give insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

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

Professor Hew Strachan discusses different ways of marking the centenary of the First World War. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 August 2014, 6 pm. Free.

Topics: Events, August 14, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Topics: History, Public talks and tours, Overseas, October 14 Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students

A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm. 7 September 2014, 2 pm.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

The Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War is the major international conference hosted by the Centenary History partners. Wellington, 22-24 August 2014.

Topics: Conferences, public talks, symposiums, Events Audience: Students, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Sir Hew Strachan shares his views on the First World War. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North. 27 August 2014.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: historians, Students, Researchers, General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

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

A talk by Neil Frances (Wairarapa Archive) about the First World War exhibition in Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History's foyer. 9 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Join Dr Gavin McLean on a walkaround of the 'Facing the Front' exhibition. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, 23 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Exhibitions, Art, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Jock Phillips, historian, investigates the sculptors who worked on the First World War memorials in Aberhart's photographs. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 20 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, History, Sculpture Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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

James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Oxford University, on the effects on each other of New Zealand collective identities and the First World War. Free, 2 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Overseas Audience: General

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 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, 30-31 May 2014. The theme is 'Home Front'.

Topics: Education Audience: Students, historians, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The Kilbirnie branch of the Genealogy Society is hosting the 2014 NZSG conference in Wellington, including three First World War presentations. 30 May 2014 - 2 June 2014.

Topics: Events Audience: General, Family history researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).

Topics: Events, History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Pacific Islanders in the First World War: nation, nationalism and sense of belonging. An international symposium in Amiens, France, from 17 to 20 April 2014.

Topics: Overseas, Pacific, Events Audience: Teachers, Researchers, Students, historians

A local history workshop on 28 February 2014, organised by BALH and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Topics: Overseas Audience: historians, Students

A talk by art critic Terry McNamara at St Lukes Community Centre in Remuera, Auckland on 19 March 2014.

William Longstaff, Carillon, 1932. Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA Q197, Archives New Zealand.
Topics: Events, Fine Art, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The Community of St Luke

A rotary evening in Lower Hutt featuring guest speakers who are leading in the First World War commemorations. 12 February 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Located in: Lower Hutt

A Tauranga public lecture series on First World War themes. The entire series runs weekly from Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Wednesday 5 November 2014. Bookings essential.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, History Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Media, War and Memory. Conference, September 18–19 2014, AUT University, Auckland.

Topics: Conferences, Events, Education Audience: Researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

A student-based conference to be held at Christ's College, Canterbury, 9 May 2014; to help students understand the significance of the sacrifice made during the Great War.

Topics: Events, Education Audience: Teachers, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Christ's College, Canterbury

On 28-30 November 2013 a multidisciplinary conference will be held on rethinking war, particularly New Zealand’s connections with and contribution to ‘the Great War’.

Topics: Education, Events Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington