NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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

An exhibition reflecting on the unimaginable physical destruction caused by the First World War. Opens 15 August 2014, Te Papa.

Soldier (Allan McMillan) with amputated arm, Oatlands Park, Surrey, England, 1918. Photographer unknown. Te Papa (O.031469)
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14, Medical care, Photography Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Music and poetry inspired by the First World War. Premiere of a song cycle by Ross Harris and Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan. 28 August 2014, Old St Pauls, Wellington.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, August 14, Music Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A festival of music performances to commemorate the beginning of the First World War and the annexation German Samoa on 29th of August in 1914. Auckland Museum, 30-31 August 2014.

Topics: Music, August 14, Pacific, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

Discover the service and sacrifice of Bertie Huon, Victor Harkess, Sister Nona Mildred Hildyard and Walter David Lester at Lyttelton Museum. 14-31 August 2014.

Lance Corporal Bertie Huon Victor Harkess (11698)
Topics: August 14, Exhibitions, Events Audience: local visitors, Tourists, Families, General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton

An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.

Topics: History, Publications, Photography, Books, August 14 Audience: Teachers, School students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Lincoln University is undertaking various WW100 projects on an on-going basis through the centenary period, starting with a photograph unveiling ceremony on Monday 4 August 2014.

Topics: August 14, Community contribution, Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Lincoln University

New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five year programme of commemorative stamps and coins. The first stamp issue tells the story of serviceman Melville Mirfin.

Topics: Memorabilia, August 14, Samoa Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

To mark the occasion of the Governor declaring NZ's commitment to the Empire in the First World War, Auckland Museum will host a special commemorative service. Free, 5 August 2014, 6pm.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

On 29 July 2014, the New Zealand Parliament debated a motion introduced by Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, on the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War. Videos are available.

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key introducing the motion
Topics: August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

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

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

A centenary dinner at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex, 16 August 2014, 6.30pm.

Topics: Events, August 14, RSA Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaiwaka
Category: Other

Creating biographies of the men who are on local memorials including Motueka, Riwaka, Ngatimoti, Lower Moutere, Upper Moutere, Tasman Mapua and Dovedale, and some missing from memorials.

Names on the Motueka war memorial. Image: Francis Vallance, 2010.
Topics: Research, Online Cenotaph, Local history, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Motueka

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

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

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

Music from the First World War and beyond with Christchurch Singer/songwriter June Burney & guest artists. Northcity Church, Christchurch City, 4 August 2014.

Topics: Musical performances, Music, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Northcity Church

An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart in his home town. Russell Museum, Russell. 16 July 2014-1 August 2014.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, General Located in: Russell
Organised by: Russell Museum

The personal album and autograph book of Sgt Charles Nelson who served as an infantryman in France and Belgium 1917 - 1918. Published with other information on a blog by his great grandson.

Topics: Personal projects, Websites, Digital, August 14 Audience: General, Descendants
Organised by: Brian Nelson

A  web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.

Topics: Research, Websites, Digital, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: The Prow

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

Exhibition at Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, featuring books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemera from 1914-1918. 9 July-12 October 2014. Now archived online.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Encouraging communities throughout New Zealand to create Fields of Remembrance with personalised White Crosses, to honour those in their community who served overseas in the First World War.

Field of remembrance
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Fields of Remembrance, August 14, RSA Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A First World War commemorative programmme 'Tau Tupua: The Spirits' honours the 150 Nieuean men who fought in the Maori Contingent during the First World War. 25 July-30 August 2014.

Niuean recruits at Narrow Neck, 1915 (Auckland Libraries, Ref: 7-A14556, Sir George Grey Special Collections)
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Pacific, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A series of essays and exhibitions on the role of New Zealand Police in the First World War will be available between August 2014 and November 2018.

A group of Wellington Police, 1914. New Zealand Police Museum Collection.
Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Conscientious objection, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

The Otago Settlers Association in conjunction with Toitū Otago Settlers Museum are producing a documentary following the journey of the Otago Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles 1914-1919.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, August 14, Documentaries, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: local visitors, Tourists, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

An exhibition at Akaroa Museum marking the beginning of the First World War and tracing the contributions of men and women from Banks Peninsula. 8 August-30 November, 2014.

Maurice Moore, photographed 1914 at Clifford Studios in Christchurch. From the collections of Akaroa Museum, AK:2012.32.46. Gift of John Moore.
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Akaroa
Organised by: Akaroa Museum

A ceremony will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum to mark New Zealand's first overseas action in the war, the occupation of German Samoa. 29 August 2014, 4.15 pm.

Topics: Events, Pacific, Samoa, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

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

The Graduate Choir NZ and Dame Malvina Major presents a programme to commemorate the First World War at Auckland Museum on 4 August 2014, 7.30 pm. Tickets $15-$25. Bookings recommended.

Topics: Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: Auckland

'Entangled Islands' is the first in a series of exhibitions at Auckland War Memorial Museum about the New Zealand war experience over the centenary period. 19 June 2014-1 February 2015.

New Zealand parliamentary trip to the islands. 1903, photographer unknown. Alexander Turnbull Library. PAColl-6001-45.
Topics: Events, August 14, Pacific, Samoa Audience: Teachers, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Five Auckland schools work with the Navy Museum to create artworks exploring the New Zealand home front during the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, Exhibitions, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

To commemorate the First World War, entries in the Kāpiti Coast District Libraries' Poetry Competition must relate to the theme of ‘War & Peace’. Entries close 1 August 2014

Topics: Community contribution, Competitions, poetry, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Kapiti Coast

To commemorate the First World War centenary, Jonathan Grant Galleries will exhibit a collection of rare war artworks - including works by Nugent Welch and Peter McIntyre. Opens August 2014.

Nugent Welch, 'Ruins of Cloth Hall & Cathedral Y'pres 1918, Watercolour & pencil, 37 x 34 cm
Topics: Fine Art, Events, Exhibitions, Sculpture, August 14 Audience: General, museums, galleries, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Jonathan Grant Galleries

A book of portraits offering an extraordinary, evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War.

Topics: Photography, Books, History, August 14 Audience: Students, Teachers, historians, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Graduate Choir NZ, under its conductor Terence Maskell, presents a programme of choral music in the Auckland War Memorial Museum's Sanctuary on 4 August 2014 at 7.30 pm. 

Topics: Music, Events, Performing Arts, Lottery Grant Recipients, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Collecting the stories, photos and documents of Waipu people who served in the First World War and building a village exhibition. Opens August 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, August 14, Research Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Waipu
Organised by: Waipu Museum

A community project knitting comforts for soldiers. Part of 'Remember to Remember' exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (8 August-7 September 2014).

 

Topics: Community contribution, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Artists, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

The white crosses will be laid out on 3 August 2014 to commemorate the start of the First World War. On 5 August 2014 at 11:00 hours, a dedication service will be held with the Mayor Mr Cadogen.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Anzac Day 2014, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Milton
Organised by: Milton Bruce RSA

A photographic display collated of all servicemen and women who served in the First World War from the Maniototo County, Central Otago.

Topics: Exhibtions, Community contirbution, Photography, August 14, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: Families, Teachers, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Ranfurly
Organised by: Raewyn Inder

A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.

Topics: Research, Local history, Community contribution, Events, August 14 Audience: Families, historians, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Paraparaumu
Organised by: Kapiti Genealogy

An opportunity for journalism students to take part in an intercultural learning programme around First World War historical sites. August 2014, Belgium and France.

Topics: Overseas, Education, Western Front, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Students, Youth
Category: Exchanges

An exhibition at Papakura Museum on the more than 10,000 horses that accompanied our soldiers to the battlefields of the First World War. August-October 2014.

Topics: Animals, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: General, Schools, local visitors, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Papakura Museum

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

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Education, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre, August 14 Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Manukau, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Palmerston North

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An exhibition exploring an archive of printed souvenirs donated to the Dunedin Public Library after the First World War. July-September 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Digital, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin Public Libraries

An exhibition at Expressions telling the story of the First World War military training camp, which turned civilians into fighting men. 16 August-3 October 2014.

Trentham Military Camp
Topics: Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, August 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt

An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa, telling stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War. 3 August 2014 - 26 January 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, August 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, School students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

Toitū begins commemorations with an exhibition focusing on Dunedin during the First World War, and themes its Call to Arms military display to key war events. 1 August 2014-3 May 2015.

Otago Infantry Battalion march through Dunedin's Octagon, 1914
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

The first of our crosses to be installed with the Oak tree behind.
Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 12 April 2014-31 August 2014.

Photograph by Laurence Aberhart.
Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Photography, Touring exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: Dunedin

This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: local visitors, iwi, whanau, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.

Topics: Personal projects, ANZAC, History, Photography, August 14 Audience: General, Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Glenn Reddiex

The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.

Topics: RSA, Facilities, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Category: Other

Short films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by Gallipoli and the First World War.

Topics: August 14, Film, Digital, History, Conscientious objection Audience: Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

New Zealand’s most comprehensive online resource on New Zealand and the First World War. Redesigned in August 2014.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, August 14 Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington