NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

Join a tour  around soldiers' graves in the Featherston Military Cemetery, many of whom died in the 1918 flu pandemic. Tour starts at 1 p.m., 25 April 2016, Featherston.

Topics: Tours, Cemeteries, Influenza, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
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In three concerts at Featherston's Anzac Hall between 27 March and 24 April 2016, you will hear original First World War songs, as featured in the Farewell Zealandia exhibition.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
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A regimental mess-themed luncheon at Featherston Anzac on 24 January 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Featherston Military Training Camp.

Topics: Charity, Fundraisers, Events, Military camps, Sculpture Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
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Restoration of Anzac Hall, a historic building connected with Featherston Military Camp. 

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

Commemorating the march that 60,000 of New Zealand's First World War troops made over the Rimutakas from Featherston Camp to Upper Hutt with a re-enactment march and a memorial.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Military camps, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Descendents, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Upper Hutt

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

A project to commission a significant work to recognise the Featherston Military Camp.

Rows of barracks at Featherston Military Camp, taken c1918.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

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

The first Wairarapa volunteers left from Masterton on August 13 1914, an event that will be re-enacted 100 years later. Masterton Town Square, Masterton, 13 August 2014.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Carterton, New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Masterton, New Zealand, Palmerston North

The ANZAC Hall Club Society Incorporated is producing a set of four calendars as a limited edition over the period July 2014 to December 2018.

Wairarapa contingent leaving Masterton Station on 13 August 1914
Topics: Publications Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Featherston