NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Join Professor Kay Morris Matthews for a bus tour to Taruheru Cemetery to remember the service of Tairāwhiti nurses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

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
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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

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

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

In 2014 the Gisborne Quilting Group produced 14 small quilted samplers to commemorate the First World War. These are on display at Gisborne's Tairawhiti Museum from 26 June - 26 July 2015.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Exhibitions, Events, craft Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Gisborne Quilting Group

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

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

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

Highlights the contributions made by over 50 nurses from the East Coast/Hawke's Bay region who served overseas during the First World War in Egypt, France, England and Serbia.

Nursing sisters look out from the windows of a New Zealand Stationary Hospital hut in Wisques, France. Archives New Zealand ((Ref: ACGO 8398, IA76/13, H905, R22250303)
Topics: Publications, Research, Books, History, Medical care Audience: Nurses, General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne, New Zealand, Napier

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