NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

Topics: France, Belgium, Flags, History, Personal stories
Category: Other

Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on the First World War, with an emphasis on events in 1917. At Te Papa, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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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The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.

Topics: History, Pacific Cultures, Publications, Books Audience: historians, Descendants, Pacific cultures
Organised by:

On 12 October 2016, as part of Seniors Week, join a tour focusing on the people and historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament Audience: Seniors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

A public talk on the history of Waikumete Cemetery's general military section since 1918 with Lisa Truttman at Auckland Central City Library on 28 September 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Cemeteries, Soldiers, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Topics: video, History, online resources Audience: General
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

This presentation at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 25 September 2016 will be given by New Zealand Defence Force historian Matthew Buck.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, History Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Dr Ian McGibbon will speak at a lunchtime Public History Talk on 7 September 2016 on his forthcoming publication, New Zealand's Western Front Campaign.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Western Front, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The New Zealand Division suffered catastrophic losses on the Somme during September 1916. This talk at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on 27 September 2016 commemorates Otago’s worst day.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, Regional history, History Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Special commemorative event in collaboration with Massey University, featuring Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial military historian, at Palmerston North Central Library on 8 August 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, History Audience: historians Located in: Palmerston North
Organised by: Massey University

An animated film to be shown on Wellington Museum's unique vertically-formatted Tall Screen.

Topics: Film, Visitor Experience, exhibition, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, family, School students, local visitors, local Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven

In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the Measuring the ANZACs project and an introduction to its use in teaching NZ history and social studies. At Wellington High School on 22 July 2016.

Topics: Education, History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Websites Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Measuring the ANZACs

Come to the Auckland Central Library on 21 September 2016 and hear the ‘futility’ argument re-examined, and the Somme’s long New Zealand shadow considered.

Topics: Western Front, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Somme, History Audience: Family history researchers, Individuals / Families, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians

The New Zealand Branch of the Western Front Association's talk on 26 June 2016 looks at Armentieres one hundred years ago. Held at the Observation Post in Castor Bay, Auckland.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Armentieres, History Audience: historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Publication of The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, by Christopher Pugsley.

Topics: Books, Publications, History Audience: General, historians
Organised by: Oratia Books

Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians
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A collection of pieces focusing on the people, personalities and leaders in the First World War. Published by Massey University Press in April 2016.

Topics: Publications, Books, History Audience: historians
Organised by: Massey University Press

Join a free lecture with author Jennifer Haworth on the story of the First World War commissioned war artists, at Waikato Museum on 11 May 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, war art, Events, History Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Special tours focusing on historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament, politics Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

Historian Steve Watters investigates the reaction to the introduction of conscription in New Zealand in this lecture at Whanganui's Davis Theatre on 19 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Conscription Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui
Organised by:

As part of Taupo Public Library's 'War Stories' lecture serres on 21 April 2016, Dr Pamel Wood speaks about the sinking of HMS Marquette in the First World War.

Topics: Events, History, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Taupo

As part of the Auckland Writers Festival, author and publisher Jenny Harworth looks at New Zealand's First World War artists. At Auckland Art Gallery on 15 May 2016.

Topics: Events, war art, Art, History, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Keith Garwood will talk about his research into local soldiers who served and died in the First World War, at the Petone Community Library on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Hear author Andrew Francis speak about the fascinating research that went into 'That Dear Little Home in the Bay', at the Petone Community Library on 9 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Medical care Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919 - Second Edition revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.

Topics: Chinese, History, ANZAC, Publications, Book Audience: Descendants, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

In a lecture titled 'You get a feed there', Mark Houlahan speaks on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and in commemoration of the First World War. In Hamilton on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Literary Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

In March 2016, Peter Kennedy presents a lecture series on New Zealand’s involvement on the Western Front in Mosgiel, Gore, Christchurch and Auckland.

Topics: Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Gore
Organised by: Innovative Travel

A talk given by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloglu and Dr Ian McGibbon looks at the recollections of ordinary soldiers from Turkey and the Allies at Gallipoli, held in Wellington on 12 February 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, History, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On 23 February 2016 Vietnam veteran and historian Bill Barnes will speak on the origins of the First World War and New Zealand’s involvement at Ashburton Art Gallery.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Kae Lewis explores the continuing connections of Thames and New Zealand to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. At The Treasury on 19 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Local history, Events, History Audience: Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

On 14 November 2015, as part of the Waiheke Literary Festival, historian Christopher Pugsley and Dr Mary Paul join publisher Jeremy Shylock to discuss issues related to writing about war.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Writers, war literature, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, History, Local history, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: Tauranga, Te Puke

An illustrated talk about NZ Army Nurses and the sinking of the troop/transport ship Marquette during the First World War. At Hunters Corner Town Centre, 20 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, nurses, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Nurses, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Manukau City

What was it like to be a first-generation German-Kiwi serving in the NZEF during the First World War? Find out at Palmerston North Public Library on 5 November 2015.

Topics: History, Events, Germany, Soldiers, Samoa Audience: historians, General, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Listen to stories of rugby in the First World War told by Clive Akers, Evan Torrance and Geoff Watson at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, rugby, Sport, History Audience: Sports People, General, children Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A discussion on the history of the Passchendaele memorial locomotive, AB608, its relevance to the war and the contribution NZ Railways made to the war effort. At Toitū on 26 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, railway, Passchendaele Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

An illustrated presentation looking at the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of Germany's First World War prisoners of war, at Auckland's Central City Library, 4 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Germany, History, Events Audience: Genealogists, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, Nurses, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

Professor Glyn Harper talks about the make-up of the NZ soldier in the First World War; who they were and where they came from. At Te Manawa in Palmerston North, 15 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

On 24 September 2015, the National Library hosts a talk by Dr Mark Sheehan on how young people are seldom encouraged to think critically about what Gallipoli means to them nowadays.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events, ANZAC, Education Audience: Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Author Phil Beattie will talk about the Onward Project and how he has obtained photographs and information about First World War soldiers. At the West Auckland Research Center, 8 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Books, Community contribution, Events Audience: historians, Teachers, Students, Genealogists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Andrew Francis presents at talk about the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Lowry Bay, at the Eastbourne Community Library on 5 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Local history, History Audience: historians, Local residents, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Keith Garwood shares his mapping work identifying the homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in the First World War. At Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 9 September 2015.

 

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Local history, Events Audience: Local residents, historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to University of Auckland's centennial commemorations on 28 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Germany, Events, History Audience: historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to Te Papa’s centennial commemorations on 27 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Germany, History Audience: historians, Students, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Professor Glynn Harper, a military historian, will hold a public talk at Christchurch's Central Library Peterborough on his latest book "Johnny Enzed" on 22 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Soldiers Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An interactive and multi-sensory exhibition commemorating the First World War.  The exhibit will be mobile with capacity to be transported throughout the Western Bay of Plenty sub region.

Topics: Exhibitions, Education, History, Homefront, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Youth, Schools, veterans, General, Students

Join the Garden Place Library in Hamilton for a series of talks on various aspects of the Home Front in the Waikato during the First World War, between 6 August and 10 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education, Local history Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Libraries

Dr Fenton will discuss the history of the First World War using imagery from his book, at TSB Theatre in New Plymouth on 29 August 2015 as part of the Taranaki International Arts Festival.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A lecture about George von Zedlitz, whose tenure at Victoria University was greatly affected by xenophobia during the First World War. Part of the Capital 150 celebrations, 11 am 25 July 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Germany, History Audience: General, historians, academics, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition celebrating the life of Joseph Gordon Coates, a war hero who became New Zealand's Prime Minister. At The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, from 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dargaville
Organised by: The Kauri Museum

Come to a public history talk in Wellington on 5 August 2015 to hear Dr Steven Loveridge discuss ‘The dynamics of mobilisation and comprehension of New Zealand society at war’.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A talk by Dr Limin Bai about an influential Chinese scholar's re-evaluation of the West after a visit to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, on 23 July 2015 at the National Library in Wellington.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Scholars Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A lunchtime talk on postal censorship in the First World War: the largest state invasion of private life in New Zealand’s history. At the National Library in Wellington on 28 July 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Censorship, Archives, Events Audience: General, historians, Scholars Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Auckland War Memorial Museum on 23 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Pacific Cultures, Aboriginal Australians Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A free history talk on 'The Dominion’s “Hun Question” - Enemy aliens and the New Zealand experience during the Great War' at Wellington's: ASB House, 3 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Education, Events, Germany Audience: historians, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers

Why is the Gallipoli Campaign so dear to New Zealand and Australia? A panel of historians discuss what’s real and what’s myth at Te Papa on 17 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Gallipoli, Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Papa

Come and listen to this informative and interesting presentation by Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Simons, PhD, at the Palmerston North Central Library on 25 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, History, Education Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Te Papa on 25 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Pacific Cultures Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Please join us in Wellington on 6 May 2015 to hear Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge talk about their experiences writing the book New Zealand’s First World War Heritage.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, First World War Centenary History Programme, History, Publications Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Well known author Dr George Davis will talk on the origins and observance of Anzac Day. At Dunedin's Hocken Library, 13 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Anzac Day, History, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by:

This free public lecture at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, looks at the  abundance of meanings layered upon the First World War throughout history. On 6 May 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Part two in a three-part public lecture series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This lecture on the liberation of Le Quesnoy is at Te Awamutu RSA on 9 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Education, France, History, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu

A talk by Damon Salesa, Associate Professor of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, on 30 April 2015 at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Samoa, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A display of  photos and tribute pennants for local fallen Anzacs at Kaeo's Wesleydale Memorial Church, 20-24 April 2015. Powhiri and blessing on 19 April: http://goo.gl/eJ7joJ

Topics: Social & Political History, History, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

Join us at Pataka for an evening of history making on 23 April 2015. Historians will discuss the 'Porirua Anzacs At Gallipoli' exhibition and New Zealand's WW1 heritage sites.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Heritage sites, Events, History, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

Come along to Palmerston North Central Library and listen to a lunchtime talk about the wartime input of New Zealand nurses serving overseas, 23 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, nurses, History Audience: Nurses, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

In this talk, librarian Maureen West will examine the conditions under which prisoners of war lived during the First World War. Held at Titirangi Library, 23 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: historians, Genealogists, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Titirangi Library

Belinda Batley from Archives New Zealand will talk about how to access their collection of digitised NZ Defence Force Personnel Files. At Waitakere Central Library, 14 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Archives, Events Audience: Genealogists, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waitakere

Chris Pugley's history of the Maori and Pacific Island role in the First World War makes a welcome return to shelves after being republished in April 2015.

Topics: Books, Publications, Maori, History Audience: General, historians

Fully revised and with many new photos, Chris Pugsley's classic account of the Gallipoli Campaign was published in new NZ and UK editions.

Topics: Books, Publications, Gallipoli, History Audience: General, historians
Organised by: Frontline Books

Hear historian Glyn Harper talk about the quality of the food given to the New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events, Gallipoli Audience: historians, Genealogists, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings, New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

The Great War Exhibition commemorates the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. On now at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, History, Education, Events Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury in Thames. Come learn about the symbolism and history of Hauraki-Coromandel War Memorials on Monday 16 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Memorials, History, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury in Thames. Come learn about grief, memory and memorialisation from around the First World War on 19 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, memory, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

Dr Kate Hunter from Victoria University uses First World War objects to illustrate the war's impact on New Zealanders at Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum on 8 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: PATAKA Art + Museum

Come and listen to a presentation by Colonel Nick Gillard on the subject of The Somme, September-October 1916. At Palmerston North Central Library, 5 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Somme, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

A lecture by German military historian Prof. Dr Epkenhans about the First World War and the Pacific as viewed from a German perspective, on Monday 1 December at Te Papa.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Military, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.

1915 map of Wellington city over contemporary map
Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Personal stories, online resources Audience: General, historians, history teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A free talk at Christchurch's Air Force Museum at 2 pm on 12 October looks at the connections between horses, bicycles, the Canterbury region and the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, October 14, Animals, History, Events Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, History, Homefront Audience: Families, General, historians, Researchers, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Museum

A well written and beautifully researched edited collection examining the theme of endurance and the First World War in New Zealand and Australia.

Detail from book cover for Endurance and the First World War
Topics: History, Books, Publications Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Margaret Sparrow shares the life of Ettie Rout, a sexual health campaigner whose activism saw her both decorated and shunned. Gus Fisher Gallery, 19 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Women in wartime, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Gus Fisher Gallery

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

Professor Barbara Brookes, History and Art History, University of Otago, gives insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

Topics: Public talks and tours, Women in wartime, Events, History Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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

A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Topics: History, Public talks and tours, Overseas, October 14 Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students

Jock Phillips, historian, investigates the sculptors who worked on the First World War memorials in Aberhart's photographs. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 20 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, History, Sculpture Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.

Members of the World War I Post & Telegraph Guard
Topics: Publications, Community contribution, Digital, History Audience: General, Organisational staff Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

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

2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).

Topics: Events, History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Researching and writing a historical publication on the Horowhenua district's First World War dead.

Levin war memorial
Topics: History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Online Cenotaph, Publications, Books Audience: General Located in: Levin

In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, History Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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
Organised by:

Christchurch author Billy Barnz is researching and writing an historical publication on the foundation and history of the Dunedin Montecillo War Veterans Home and Hospital.

Topics: Books, Publications, Medical care, History, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: The Montecillo Trust

Recording a list of First World War service personnel & reserves that listed their occupation as working for the Post Office.

Topics: History, Research Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Andrew McNiven

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Publication of a local history book recording stories of soldiers listed on the new Te Puke First World War memorial. The book will be launched on Anzac Day 2014.

Topics: Memorials, Books, History, Anzac Day 2014, Publications Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Maketu, New Zealand, Ngawaro, New Zealand, Otamarakau, New Zealand, Paengaroa, New Zealand, Papamoa, New Zealand, Pongakawa, New Zealand, Te Puke

An MA History thesis looking at the identification and quantification of the NZers employed in the mercantile marine, historiographical analysis and a microhistory of SS Aparima.

Topics: Research, resources, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Massey University

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, Digital, Documentaries Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: NZ On Screen

The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, has produced a First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014. On Prime, June-July 2014.

Topics: Documentaries, Film, History Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Researchers Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia
Organised by: Elisabeth (Liz) Quaid

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

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Short films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by Gallipoli and the First World War. Broadcasting on TV3 from 18 April 2016.

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

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A book revealing the New Zealand soldier’s experience of the First World War, from general to private. Written by Professor Glyn Harper and launched in August 2015.

Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Massey University

A website which allowed visitors to follow the historic 1913 cruise of the battleship HMS New Zealand online in "real-time". Decommissioned in 2014.

HMS New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R1148.
Topics: Digital, History, Publications, Websites Audience: Families, General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

Part of the First World War centenary history programme, this printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front was published in September 2016.

Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Western Front, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Introducing the first detailed history of New Zealand’s hospital ships.

A tinted postcard of the hospital ship Maheno. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand (Ref: Eph-B-POSTCARD-vol-4-041)
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Medical care, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The first of its kind for New Zealand – New Zealand and the First World War by Damien Fenton – dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Launched November 2013.

Ion Brown, The battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 1915, oil on canvas
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton

A broad-ranging book combining history and heritage to tell the story of New Zealand’s home front experiences.

Detail from the book's cover, showing fortifications at Auckland's North Head
Topics: Books, Publications, History, First World War Centenary History Programme Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington