NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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, heritage site, Tunnellers Audience: Descendants, General Public, Researchers, Teachers, surveyors Located in: New Zealand, France, Dunedin

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

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

Obtainment of Conservation Plan/Condition Report for the repair and preservation of The Shrine World War One Memorial situated at Christchurch Boys' High School.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Heritage sites, Schools, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Schools, veterans, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Heritage sites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: historians, architects, Researchers, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Thames

Calling on Australians and New Zealanders to make a short video of up to 100 seconds duration on their smartphones and upload to the My Gallipoli time capsule on the website http://gallipoli.org.au.

Topics: video, Time-capsule, Social media, Crowdsourced Audience: General
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Restoration of Anzac Hall, a historic building connected with Featherston Military Camp. 

Topics: Restoration projects, Military camps Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

This memorial at the Awapuni Racecourse in Palmerston North recognises New Zealand Medical Corps personnel who served during the First World War and is in need of refurbishment.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Restoration projects, Health and hygiene at war Audience: historians, Historians of health and medicine, General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

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

Restoring the 1921 Webb Memorial Trophy for use by Plimmerton School in future education around Anzac.

Local historian Allan Dodson tells the story of the Webb Memorial Trophy to the Plimmerton School assembly.
Topics: conservation, Education Audience: Schools Located in: New Zealand, Plimmerton

Restoration of Piopio memorial cenotaph and a series of First World War commemorative events.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation, Events, Programmes Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waitomo
Organised by: Waitomo District Council

Reconstruction and re-lettering of Whangarei First World War cenotaph.

Topics: Memorials, Cenotaph, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei

Restoration of First World War memorials at Maungakaramea and Tapuhi.

Maungakaramea First World War memorial (Image: Colin Lamb, 2003)
Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation, Facilities Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Whangarei RSA Trust

Erected in 1921 as a memorial to Tauranga’s fallen the gates are constructed of concrete rendered posts, wrought iron gates and marble plaques, which are currently undergoing conservation.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, conservation Audience: General Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Council

Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.

Cenotaph memorial in 1932, Lambton Quay and Bowen Street. Image: Crown Studios Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Monuments, Cenotaphs, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

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

Enhancing the College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen via a series of bronze plaques beneath this magnificent First World War memorial in the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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Restoration to main line running condition of First World War memorial locomotive AB608 "Passchendaele".

Topics: Memorials, Passchendaele, Anzac Day 2014, conservation Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Paekakariki
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

First World War memorial monuments, obelisks, statues, Honours boards, plaques, gates of the Manawatu have been searched out, restored and recorded; ready for community ANZAC Day commemorations.

Feilding War Memorial
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Heritage sites, Books, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Community Groups Located in: Feilding, Palmerston North

Restoring the Gisborne Cenotaph which was damaged in a 2007 earthquake. The monument is our region’s main First World War monument and the focal point of our Anzac day celebration. 

The Cenotaph at Gisborne
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Anzac Day 2015, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne

Digitising First World War related records and the creation of a commemorative DVD. These records include; photos of soldiers and armaments, letters, postcards, and stories of soldiers who served.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, Students Located in: New Zealand, Bulls, New Zealand, Hunterville, New Zealand, Marton, New Zealand, Taihape

Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during the First World War. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.

Topics: Personal stories, Digital, Research, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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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

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

Digitisation of First World War personal and official photographs from the collections of the National Army Museum.

Diggers Hut at Gommecourt (NAM 1993.1031 (H883))
Topics: Digital, Photography, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru

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

The Museum was funded to digitise First World War collection resources; provide a mobile service to capture archives within its district; and provide online access to the material.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events Audience: Family history researchers, Researchers, General Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

The North Otago First World War Roll of Honour has been professionally conserved to ensure that it is available for research use.

An image of the face plate in the Roll of Honour
Topics: Local history, conservation Audience: Descendants, Researchers, Family history researchers, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: North Otago Museum

Restoring the Nautilus, the launch that transported wounded troops from the shore to hospital ships off the coast at Gallipoli.

Topics: conservation, Medical care, Gallipoli, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Auckland