NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Timaru will host a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at Timaru Botanic Gardens, 15 October 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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A service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at Timaru Botanic Gardens on 18 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

The South Canterbury WWOne Centenary Committee are holding a service to commemorate the battle for Hill 60 in Gallipoli at Timaru's Botanical Gardens on 23 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Hill 60, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

On August 16th 2014 we will unveil a plaque commemorating the 8th (South Canterbury) Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles who left for the First World War exactly 100 years earlier.

Topics: Memorials, Events, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Ceremonies, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Production of the play 'Oh What a Lovely War', and creation of crosses for Timaru Boys' High School old boys who served during the First World War. 27-29 May 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Performing Arts, Theatre, Education Audience: Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: Timaru Boys High School

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

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate